Perturbed Youths said to be Idol admirers, yesterday assaulted a Priest, Rev. Father Fidelis Ifeanyichukwu Ugozo of the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Ugbenu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, beating him to a condition of unconsciousness and after that wounding him in the face and different parts of his body.
As per inhabitants of the group, the minister and some of his devotees were doing the ‘Favored Sacrament’ parade around a portion of the towns when they were halted by one of the young pioneer in Obubo town in Ugbenu town, Gabriel Ikegbunam, who felt the pastor and his adherents who were likewise playing out their month to month rosary parade, were out to torch their divinity.
“Mr. Ikegbunem demanded that they won’t enter his town named Obubo and when they overwhelmed him, he began making contacts, calling a few adolescents from the town to assault the cleric and other people who were for the most part ladies and children”he told ABS news
The Catholic cleric after the assault was raced to an undisclosed doctor’s facility in Ebenebe yet because of his out cold state, he was exchanged to St. Joseph’s healing facility, Adazi Ani by the Ebenebe Deanery Chaplain.
A previous catechist at St. Raphael’s area Ugbenu, Cletus Nwankwo, said Obubo town is known in Ugbenu town for two-faced acts, including that the young people suspected that the Rosary parade was gone for crushing their divinity sanctum.
“They moved from Agueke town to Obiagu and chose to branch at Obubo before Ikegbunam blocked them and simultaneously, he called some of them and let them know that Catholics are coming to blaze their place of worship. Before long the adolescents trooped out, employing unsafe weapons, for example, hatchet, firearm and cleavers. They snatched the Blessed Sacrament from our Parish Priest, hit it on the floor and utilized the Monstrance to hit our Parish minister on his hand before cutting him on the face and different parts of the body” he said.
The Traditional leader of Ugbenu town, Igwe Lawrence Egwuonu, whose spouse, Lolo Egwuonwu was likewise battered by the young people, said that Gabriel Ikegbunam, Israel Egwu and two others raged his royal residence before the occurrence jumped out at gripe that their hallowed place and other consecrated images were smoldered by Christians.
“After examination I found that they were all liars. None of their hallowed places were smoldered and I can safeguard it anyplace. It was Ikegbunam that induced others to assault the minister and different Christians. There most noteworthy oversight was touching the cleric and decimating the Blessed Sacrament. It is a heresy and they will pay for it,” he said.
Two of the rampaging young people Anthony Anigbogu and Humphrey Ekwenye, have been captured and are as of now in the authority of the State CID, Awka, while different accessories are still on the loose.