In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, October, 2020

Panic As Youths Pounce On Catholic Priest After He Flogged Councilor’s Son For Destroying His Cassava Farm In Ebonyi

Panic As Youths Pounce On Catholic Priest After He Flogged Councilor's Son For Destroying His Cassava Farm In Ebonyi


Rev. Fr. Ejike Fabian Odunze

A parish priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nkomoro in Ezza North Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi State, Rev. Fr. Ejike Fabian Odunze, is in extreme ache as he was allegedly crushed to stupor by some aggrieved youths within the space.

It was gathered that the incident occurred after Father Odunze flogged and detained the son of the Councilor of Nkomoro Ward, Mrs Ngozika Onele, for allegedly destroying his cassava farm.

A supply from the group who spoke to Vanguard on Thursday, October eight, stated that Fr. Ejike had vowed to not launch the kid with out seeing the dad and mom, having warned him a number of occasions, towards destroying his farm produce.

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Fr. Odunze’s refusal to launch the boy, angered his relations who went and reported the matter to the Chairman of the Parish Council.

“When the Chairman of the Parish Council arrived Father’s home, alongside Kelechi Nwali and Chika Nwali, who’re the brothers to the Ward Councillor, he sought to know what occurred,
” the supply defined.

“However Fr. Ejike requested him to ask the individuals who introduced him into the matter. It was within the course of quarrel ensued. Then, Chika Nwali insisted Father should launch the boy to them with out additional delay. His outburst angered Father who ordered that he ought to depart his compound. However he refused,

“Chika stated he wouldn’t depart with out Father releasing the boy. In anger, Father introduced a cane and began flogging him to depart his compound. Instantly Father used the cane on him, he collected it and broke it, into items, earlier than Chika and his different brothers who have been round, began beating the priest mercilessly.” the supply added.

It was additional learnt that after the incident, the Father who couldn’t bear the assault, left the group, and is at present at Bishop’s quarters in Abakaliki, the place he’s additionally receiving therapy.


The Bishop of Abakaliki Dioceses, Michael Nnachi Okoro and your complete Catholic group are stated to be very livid over the event.

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When contacted, Fr. Odunze  stated he was not steady to speak on the matter and wished to be left alone.

“I’m not steady to speak to you now.”

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