Maduako Igbokwe l Wednesday, January 18, 2023
ONITSHA, Anambra – Anglican Communion, Diocese on the Niger, Onitsha Anambra state has threatened a court action against vloggers over a trending video currently circulating in some media platforms “about the purported presentation of an award by a priest of Anglican Church to a native doctor called Chidozie Nwagu, better known as Akwa Okuko Tiwara aku n’Oba”.
The Anglican church expressed bitterness over the trending video award. In a letter dated Jan 17,2023 signed by Venerable John Nkwoemezie, the Synod Secretary, the Church noted that the misleading trending video claimed that the so-called award took place in a hotel within the commercial city of Onitsha on January 13,2023 was misleading.
The Church said that no such award took place in any of its parishes or by her priests whatsoever.
“The claims by the promoters of the mischievous and dubious video was a calculated falsehood meant to demean and tarnish the image and integrity of the diocese” he said.
In the letter, copy of which was made available to journalists in Awka, the Church pointed out that “none of the ‘priests’ in the video belong to any parish of the Diocese and that the robes of the priests was never those of the Church or her priests.
The Secretary described the participants as “impostors with satanic ploys to destroy the highly cherished image of the Anglican Church and thereby embarrass the Church of God.
“This is again clear in their name as ‘Ebube Miracle’, without proper identity and parish” he said.
According to him , Biblical Christianity does not give awards or have any relationship with native doctors, herbalists and occultic people as seen in the video clip. He urged the public to disregard the video.
Referring to 3 John 9-11, the Church warned the public to be wary of the devices of the evil one, noting that the days are truly evil.
More so, the Director of Communications for the Diocese, Sir Oseloka Offor said that the legal directorate was still studying the matter with a view to seeking legal redress soon.
He cautioned the public to beware of deriding the highly revered Anglican Communion, or making any form of caricature of her name or her priests as such would be viewed seriously.