Tuesday, 19 August 2014

News Release: Indiscriminate Conversion Of Public School Compounds To Church Buildings By Anambra Churches

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State

The attention of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is drawn to recent demolition of a church building belonging to the Ebenezer Anglican Church in Oyolu Oze Layout, Nkwelle-Ezunaka in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. The incident reportedly took place on 12th August 2014 at the hour of the blue law. This resulted to protests by members of the demolished church in some streets in Onitsha, accusing the Government of Anambra State and other unknown persons of being behind the demolition. Flyers are also distributed in many parts of the State by some sympathizers of the church accusing some religious bodies including the Catholic Church of being behind the demolition as well as other alleged similar ill-treatments against the said church and its faithful in the State in recent times.