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Echara Shrine Chief Priest Arrested For Attacking Catholic Rev Father Cornelius Ovuta

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Echara Shrine Chief Priest Arrested For Attacking Catholic Rev Father Cornelius Ovuta

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Feb 6, 2016 – Nte Ofina Echara Shrine Chief Priest Arrested For Attacking Catholic Rev Father Cornelius Ovuta Of Assumption Parish In Abina Ikwo Ebonyi State

The Chief priest of the popular Nte-ofina Echara shrine in Echara Community, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nteh James Onele, has been remanded in Abakaliki Federal Prisons for attacking a Catholic priest.

The catholic priest, Reverend Father Cornelius Ovuta, is in charge of Assumption Parish, Abina Ikwo. He was attacked by the goddess worshippers on his way to visit a sick member of his parish.

His catechist, who accompanied him on the visit, however escaped and alerted the villagers. The villagers later rescued Ovuta. The attack on Ovuta led to his being hospitalized for weeks at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA).

The priest allegedly lost valuables items during the attack. The chief priest of the shrine and perpetrators of the attack was said to have gone into hiding after the accident. The police trailed and arrested John. He was arraigned.

John, a septuagenarian, on October, 20, 2015, with those standing trial in suit No. MAB 458C/2015 and others now at large, attempted to murder Ovuta on his way to visit a sick person.

The accused purportedly damaged property of Ovuta worth N1, 546,000.00 during the attack. John was accused of damaging one white soutane valued at N20,000, mass box valued at N120,000, communion cup N30,000, packets of communion N10,000 and Cauli N18,000.

Others are, one Alb N18, 000, one Skygo motorcycle N130, 000 driven by his catechist, Ezeaka Kenneth and one Nissan Sunny car with registration number AT 394GWA valued at N1.2 million.

John was said to have committed offences punishable under sections 324, 320(a), 451 and 355 all of the Criminal Code cap 33 volume 1 laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria 2009.

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20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Metu Nyetu

    February 6, 2016 at 5:47 AM

    Was the Reverend going with all these items to visit a sick person? Anyway, I hope that those fetish villains are made to pay in full everything they have damaged.

  2. my lady

    February 6, 2016 at 6:01 AM

    native doctor attack a priest? what none sense?

  3. Tee

    February 6, 2016 at 6:20 AM

    This article is not complete, what is the underlying issue ? why will the catholic priest be attacked for no apparent reason, is the Chief priest drunk or mad? please give in-dept report, the chief priest is supposed to be custodian of culture and heritage, i wonder what could have been the trigger for this attack on the Catholic Priest.i hope this is not a clash of ideologies – my God is better than yours ! more info please

  4. John Emeka

    February 6, 2016 at 6:51 AM

    What z d reason behind d attack & was d rev fr. Wit all dis items during his visit 2 see d sick?

  5. chidijakes

    February 6, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    some of this is true but some part are lies upon lies cause I am from Ebonyi state and I reside in ebonyi state ,by the way my fellow commentors if really want to know happened this is my cell number 07065890198 . I don’t have time to type long text.

  6. D Hunter

    February 6, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    DIS IS AMAZING! Honestly, it is unbecomin 2 hear dat a Priest was attacked by a native doc. Its probably d 1st of its kind or so I tort.
    Bt come 2 tink of it, dese ppl dnt rily hv anytin in common so d qst is… Wat den is d bone of contention here?

  7. Maryf

    February 6, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    I think that what led the chief priest to attack the rev. Father was because the rev. was going to pray for the victim of the chief priest. He (chief priest) might have attacked the sick person spiritually and he doesn’t want the rev. father to heal the person by the precious name of Jesus.

  8. Maryf

    February 6, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Yes the rev fathers always have those items in their car when going to pray for sick people in their various houses.

  9. Ms ERANKO

    February 6, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    GOD IS NOT FOR SALE , AND IS NOT A TOY THAT YOU MADE YOURSELF, SO IT WAS WRONG TO SAY THAT YOUR GOD IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER.
    NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, GOD WILL NOT DIVIDE THE SKY FOR ANYONE.BECAUSE IS NOT ONE WAY ZOMBIE.

    WHATEVER YOU CALLED UPON HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GOD, BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST TRYING TO CREATE YOUR OWN ENERGY ON THIS EARTH.

    BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN BLESSED BEFORE YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MOTHER LIBIDO. YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE BEFORE YOU CAME TO THIS EARTH.

    PRAYING, FASTING, VIGIL, RED CANDLE YELLOW CANDLE, OR OGUGU, OGUN,OKOOYA, ALAGEMO.

    ALL THESE CAN NOT HELP YOU CHANGE ANYTHING BECAUSE YOUR MIRACLE IS IN YOUR OWN HAND. YOU JUST NEED TO SEARCH FOR WHO YOU ARE AND KNOW YOURSELF.

    BECAUSE IF YOU KNOW YOURSELF, THEN YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE A MIRACLE, AND NO ONE CAN HELP YOU CREATE YOUR OWN MIRACLE.

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRIBE ANYONE TO HELP YOU SPEAK TO GOD, BECAUSE YOU ARE A GOD , HE MADE YOU IN HIS IMAGE. YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE, YOU ARE WHAT GOD MADE YOU TO BE.

    SO YOU DO NOT NEED ANYBODY BLOOD TO APPEASE TO GOD, AND YOU ARE NOT THE ONE WHO WILL TELL GOD TO HELP YOU.

    BECAUSE GOD CAN ONLY GIVE YOU HIS SUPPORT IF YOU DESERVE TO BE SUPPORTED.
    YOU NEED TO DO THE RIGHT THING, AND DO YOUR BEST TO MAKE THIS EARTH A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.

    PLEASE READ {{ PSALM 18 VERSE 24 TO 28 }}. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT , YOU CAN ONLY BE SUPPORTED IF YOU DESERVE TO BE SUPPORTED.

    SOME OF THESE SO CALLED ARE IN SECRET WITH OGUGU , THEN THEY WILL COME OUT AND PREACHES LIES.

  10. Amazon

    February 6, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    Perpetrators of evil should be charged for their crimes

  11. Divine favour

    February 6, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    Are u sure he was visiting the native doctor

  12. Jojo

    February 6, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Wahala dey ooo, this na kpomo story.

  13. Loveline U

    February 7, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    May be the native doc has been attacking the Rev. Father spiritually without success, then he decieded to do it physically. Touch not my annoited and do my prophet no harm. The anger of God will be upon you evil native. doc.

  14. Loveline U

    February 7, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Touch not my anoited and do my prophet no harm

  15. D Hunter

    February 7, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Hahahaha @ Loveline, d 1st paragraph of ur comment got me crackin my ribs.

    I quote:- D native doc might hv bn attackin d Rev. Fr spiritually w/t success n he decided 2 do it phisically.
    U AR 4NY.

  16. sola olaniyi

    February 8, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    wetin person no go hear..

  17. Nnamdi

    March 3, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    U guys should trace the issue to the root i knw fr ovuta he is a stuburn man he does not abide by rules and regulation,He was ones in my village in ebonyi state,he has had several problems with the tradionalist,he violates their rules fogetting that they are the owner of the land,after all the bible said that we should give to God what belongs to God and to cessar what belongs to cessar,he invaded the privacy of the tradionalist in my village,they destroyed his bike and reported to the bishop and that is why he was transfered.the rev does not regard other ppl way of life he has no respect for culture and tradition.so the issue should be properly traced because i strongly believe that he might hve attacked the shrine.remember nothing happens for no reason there must be a cause of action.

  18. Ebuka eugene

    May 19, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    God, pls save us from al dis none sense and fogiv us our sin’s.

  19. Ebuka eugene

    May 19, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    God, we pray 4 ur foregivnes over de incident dat hav just happend.

  20. Ebuka eugene

    May 19, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    God, pls help ur people.

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