Aloysius Ikegwuonwu better known as Bishop who has now become a social media sensation and also mentioned as a suspect in the Sunday massacre of worshipers at St Patrick Catholic church, Ozubulu, Anambra State has reacted to allegations that he is a drug lord.
Bishop, who is based in South Africa and was reportedly the target of the attack, which also claimed the life of his father, said he, knows nothing about the killing.
The alleged suspect in a statement he personally signed and made available to reporters, Bishop, who is said to have single handedly funded the Ozubulu church, said he has never been arrested or convicted for any drug related offence before.
His statement said, “My attention has been drawn to a social media campaign where it is alleged that I am connected to the Ozubulu church killing over a drug problem.
“For the avoidance of any doubt I wish to inform the general public that I know nothing about the church killings and I have never been involved in drugs.
“I have never been arrested or convicted anywhere in the world. My businesses are legitimate businesses, duly registered. Apart from warehousing and wholesale of goods I am also a contractor involved in the construction of roads and infrastructure in Nigeria.
“It’s shameful that Nigerians and the media don’t verify any story before running with them.
“The handwork of those who are jealous of my success and who are determined to tarnish my image is evident.
“The Church killings is an unprecedented evil that deserves full investigation to unmask the perpetrators.
“We await investigations and full police report of the church attack.
“In the meantime I request all social media and media houses to retract my name from the defamatory stories linking me with the church killing.
“Failure to do so and any further linking of my name with the church killings will force me to take legal action against the purveyors of the defamatory false story.”