Our Lady’s Model Nursery and Primary School Nkpor-Agu owner in dock for 4 hours ; still battling with Catholic Church over property

www.odogwublog.com reports that Catholic suspects allegedly seen as Catechists in a case involving 95 years Juliana Onuorah and the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha after all are no Catechists.

 An Ogidil High Court in Idemili North Local government area of Anambra state, has been told that the three suspects standing trial over possession of illegal arms are not catechists as being claimed.

This was the testimony of one of the witnesses yesterday at the court, Lady Patricia Onuorah, who mesmerized the court while in the witness box.

Rather, she said the suspects, Peter Agbo came into their premises as husband to one of their teachers, Regina Agbo, while Patrick Okoro (Okada rider) who later changed to Patrick Ajuluchukwu came in company of one priest’s friend of his and Daniel Nwoye would always seat in a black vehicle as a vigilante person employed by Rev. Fr. Benignus Oguejiofor.

Onuorah said they never knew that they came for a mission through the catholic priests to destroy their premises with a view to claiming possession.

The woman further told the court that the suspects denied them access to their building, while they claimed it was property of the church.

Onuorah again said that her 80 year old mother, Mrs. Juliana Onuorah did not give them anything, which she said, had been reported in Newspapers, television and Radio houses in the state.

But counsel to the defendants, CJ Asiegbu reminded the witness that the said premises was named after Saint Francis out station after their father.

But Onuorah, said that any licence had every right to choose whatever name for their business, adding that whatever name they choose, their schools remained “Our Lady’s Model Nursery and Primary School Nkpor-Agu.

The witness further told the court that the suspects were arrested by the police team from zone 9 Umuahia, following their petition to the police about constant harassment, intimidation, trespassing and robbing their staff, with sole aim of forcing them out of business. 

Onuorah, who was in the witness box for four hours, said the suspects had destroyed their poultry farm, schools, stole all educational equipments among others, which according to her happened on February 8, 2016 before they were arrested on February 18, 2016.

Other items she alleged they stole, included contract workers equipment, poultry equipment, metals, 10,000 blocks, zincs, roofing among other things.

She told the court that the police from zone 9 – Umuahia came to arrest the suspects three times without success, alleging that the Ogidi police station was giving them tip-off.

After about four hours of drilling in the witness box, led by her lawyers Mrs. S.N. Nwanegbo Ezeaputa and A.O. Osagie, the presiding judge, Justice Arinze Akabuo adjourned the matter for March 13, April 26 and May 14th for continuation. 

Our Lady’s Model Nursery and Primary School Nkpor-Agu owner in dock for 4 hours ; still battling with Catholic Church over property Our Lady’s Model Nursery and Primary School Nkpor-Agu owner in dock for 4 hours ; still battling with Catholic Church over property Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Friday, March 03, 2017 Rating: 5

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