Charles Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, has acknowledged that the church of well-known Pastor Chukwuemeka Odumeje was allowed to be demolished.
Gov. Soludo claimed in a press release issued on his behalf by his chief press secretary, Christian Aburime, that Odumeje’s church and other structures slated for demolition disobeyed a government order to dismantle an illegitimate construction erected on a canal.
The press release with the title: Anambra State Government begins demolition of illegal structures in Fegge, reads;
“Following the expiration of the more than two weeks notice beginning from April 2022 served on developers and building owners who built several illegal structures along the waterway in Fegge and environs within Onitsha, Anambra state government has begun demolition of such structures.
The exercise which is being carried out by a joint government task force, commenced the exercise from Bida Road by Modebe Avenue, Fegge Onitsha.
The affected buildings include Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministries, shops and other perimeter fences
The structures were marked since April, 2022 and all developers and building owners were served notice to remove such illegal structures”.