Group Flays Demolition Of Church Building


The Defender of Human Rights and Access to Justice Foundation, DHRAJF has condemned what it described as the wicked and illegal demolition of the auditorium of the Higherlife Generation Church, Owerri on Sunday, October 30.

The group was particularly miffed by the assault unleashed on the vision bearers of the Church, Pastor Emmanuel Samuel and his wife, Ngozi.

In a statement signed by the convener, Bright Eluagu, the group condemned demolition which he described as ‘brazen act of human rascality’ which must be nipped in the bud.

Eluagu said; “We must emphasize that the right to life and dignity of human person is fundamental and must be protected by lovers of democracy. 

“A situation where non-state actors take laws into their hands in the pursuit of a matter which is pending before a court of law is to say the least, very unfortunate and an invitation to anarchy, if not tamed’.

The group called on the state government to do everything within its powers, to ensure that the perpetuators of such dastardly act were brought to book.

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It pledged to continue to advocate for a society that is devoid of intimidation, social oppression, and one, where everyone’s rights must be respected.

According to the group, it is closely monitoring the situation and will not fail to institute legal action if the need arises.

Some thugs said to be acting on the instruction of a Commissioner of Police demolished Higherlife Generation Church located on Bishop Court, Owerri, Imo State in the morning of Sunday, October 31.

They dragged the Resident Pastor, Emmanuel Samuel and his wife out of the church auditorium before deploying their bulldozer to reduce the church building to rubble.

Pastor Samuel told National Newsbreak shortly after that he had not problems with the owner of the land as he was not owing any rent.


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