Youth Beat Up Catholic Priest – Rev. Fr. Ejike Fabian Odunze, the ward minister of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nkomoro in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has been supposedly assaulted by some young people of the territory.
It was assembled that the episode occurred after Father Odunze was blamed for lashing and confining the child of the Councilor of Nkomoro Ward, Mrs Ngozika Onele, for supposedly annihilating his cassava ranch.
A source from the network, who addressed Vanguard on Thursday, October 8, said that Fr. Ejike had pledged not to deliver the kid without seeing the guardians, having cautioned him a few times, against pulverizing his homestead produce.
Fr. Odunze’s refusal to deliver the kid, irritated his relatives who proceeded to report the issue to the Chairman of the Parish Council.
“At the point when the Chairman of the Parish Council showed up Father’s home, close by Kelechi Nwali and Chika Nwali, who are the siblings to the Ward Councilor, he tried to comprehend what occurred,” the source clarified.
“Be that as it may, Fr. Ejike requested that he ask the individuals who carried him into the issue. It was in the process that a squabble resulted. At that point, Chika Nwali demanded Father must delivery the kid to them immediately. His upheaval incensed Father who requested that he should leave his compound. In any case, he cannot.
“Chika said he would not leave without Father delivering the kid. Out of frustration, Father brought a stick and began whipping him to leave his compound. Quickly Father utilized the stick on him, he gathered it and broke it into pieces, before Chika and his different siblings who were near, begun beating the cleric hardheartedly,” the source included.
It was further discovered that after the occurrence, the Father, who couldn’t bear the attack, left the network, and is presently at Bishop’s quarters in Abakaliki, where he is additionally accepting treatment.
The Bishop of Abakaliki Dioceses, Michael Nnachi Okoro and the whole Catholic people group are supposed to be irate over the turn of events.
When reached, Fr. Odunze said he was not steady to chat on the issue and needed to be disregarded.
“I’m not steady to converse with you now,” he said.