Nun takes Catholic Bishop, 6 priests to court over alleged fornication

Date: 05-08-2011 4:13 am (10 years ago) | Author: Peter Izu
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A Federal High Court sitting at Awka, Anambra State has restrained the Bishop of Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Paul Okeke and six other priests in the church from harassing, attacking or molesting a female member of the church, Sister Angela Ejidike who is seeking justice over the allegation of fornication leveled against her by the church.
The court presided over by Justice Peter Olayiwola also restrained the police from further invasion of the Sister Ejidike’s premises in connection with her complaints as contained in the Motion on Notice or further violation of her rights pending the hearing and determination of the case.
The court further granted the applicant “unfettered access to her residence at Gibson Nwosu Avenue Awka, for the purposes of occupying same and to be able to access the level of damage done by the police at the instance of the 1st to 7th Respondents pending the hearing and determination of the Motion.”

The Applicant, Sister Ejidike a devout Christian who took a private vow of perpetual virginity had gone to court alleging attempts on her life by persons she described as agents of the Bishop and the six priests.
The nine respondents in the case are Most Rev. Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke, Rev. Fr. Christian Eze, Rev. Fr. Alexander Umenweke, Rev. Fr. Ernest Amobi Ebulue, Rev. Fr. Luke Ibeh, Rev. Fr. Jude Ezike, Rev. Fr. Pius Ilechukwu, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command and the Inspector General of Police.
In a 99-paragraph affidavit, Ejidike who claimed to have gone into hiding due to the attempts on her life averred that when it became difficult for the 1st  – 7th Respondents to trace her, “they falsely alleged and instigated the police to invade my residence; carting away some vital property.”
She traced her travails to August 2002 when one of the priests “invaded me in the gathering of Christian faithful at Nnewi and chased away people who came for counseling and consultation.

“The same priest concocted fornication allegation against me and another Catholic priest who happened to be the Director of Catechetic and Evangelization where I rendered my services and faith.
“In order to completely destroy me, the priest reported the concocted lies to the Nnewi Diocesan Senate of Priests where the 1st – 6th Respondents are equally members.
“Without any investigation, the priests started spreading this false fornication story which later got to my hearing and that of the priest who was also accused.
“This false story spread like wild fire to the nooks and crannies of the country and even beyond; it was one of those who received God’s healing through us and who lives in Austria that broke the news to us. The story made us look like murderers to the people and our reputation and character were badly destroyed,” she said.

The Applicant recalled that she, together with the accused priest used to carry out Evangelization Programme which attracted over 20,000 faithful; “but we were unaware that the 1st – 7th Respondents were not happy with the development.
She noted that even after she went for virginity test to prove her innocence, she was evicted from the Cathetical centre and forced to get a private residence.
“Soon after I parked to a private residence, strange and intriguing visits were paid by some Catholics Priests of the Diocese including the Respondents. Unfortunately these visits culminated and metamorphosed into assassins pursuing me everywhere from 2005 till date which caused me to go into hiding,” Ejidike further stated in the affidavit.

Meanwhile, the court has fixed hearing of the Motion on Notice for October 26, 2011.



Posted: at 5-08-2011 04:13 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- mat-James at 5-08-2011 09:33 AM (10 years ago)
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if truly the spiritual priest will go ahead in inviting worldly policemen in spiritual matters; too bad,
if they invade her premises in the name of committing sin; i wonder who will judge them for their own sins, not God of heaven?
disgrace to the church of God cos an unbelieving court judge may end up judging the matter
Posted: at 5-08-2011 09:33 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- shaoyang at 5-08-2011 05:58 PM (10 years ago)
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This is pure tragedy Shocked what is really going on in this world of ours? hmmm, may almighty God hv mercy on us ooh
and you poster why would the caption be saying one thing and the post saying another Huh?
Posted: at 5-08-2011 05:58 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cadanre at 5-08-2011 08:42 PM (10 years ago)
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Most cases on Naijapals are on PASTORS/CHURCHES and BOKO HARAM. It is sad!

Posted: at 5-08-2011 08:42 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- cadanre at 5-08-2011 08:45 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: shaoyang on  5-08-2011 05:58 PM
This is pure tragedy Shocked what is really going on in this world of ours?

You mean INYAMIR's world? Because this happened in Anambra Angry

Posted: at 5-08-2011 08:45 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- enc4life at 5-08-2011 10:47 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on  5-08-2011 08:45 PM
Quote from: shaoyang on  5-08-2011 05:58 PM
This is pure tragedy Shocked what is really going on in this world of ours?

You mean INYAMIR's world? Because this happened in Anambra Angry


play mature,nd stop this ur self center statements Lips Sealed
Posted: at 5-08-2011 10:47 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Moriseye at 13-09-2011 11:23 AM (10 years ago)
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Sad to read news that are pure lies.The woman in quote is not a Rev Sister but a 419,and a fornicator trying to get a Priest out of Priesthood.The whole world has read what is published,God will judge the case in due course.
Posted: at 13-09-2011 11:23 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- giftmurphy at 13-09-2011 06:26 PM (10 years ago)
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seriously i dont know wats happenin
Posted: at 13-09-2011 06:26 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- purityjustice at 13-09-2011 07:41 PM (10 years ago)
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no source
Posted: at 13-09-2011 07:41 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- giftmurphy at 14-09-2011 05:27 PM (10 years ago)
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  Huh?
Posted: at 14-09-2011 05:27 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- cadanre at 14-09-2011 05:29 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: purityjustice on 13-09-2011 07:41 PM
no source

The story is from the skies and skies never tells lies.

Posted: at 14-09-2011 05:29 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- drakukwe at 28-06-2012 09:10 PM (9 years ago)
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what is aboki saying
Posted: at 28-06-2012 09:10 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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