Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has confirmed that government forces were responsible for the demolition of the church of popular Pastor Chukwuemeka Odumeje.
Soludo in a press release signed on his behalf by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime said Odumeje failed to comply with the government directive to remove the illegal structure he built on a waterway.
The press release with the title: Anambra State Government begins demolition of illegal structures in Fegge, was made available to Moneycentral in Awka on Thursday.
It read: “Following the expiration of the more than two weeks notice beginning from April 2022 served on developers and building owners who built several illegal structures along the waterway in Fegge and environs within Onitsha, Anambra State government has begun demolition of such structures.
“The exercise which is being carried out by a joint government task force, commenced the exercise from Bida Road by Modebe Avenue, Fegge Onitsha.
“The affected buildings include Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministries, shops and other perimeter fences
“The structures were marked since April 2022 and all developers and building owners were served notice to remove such illegal structures,” the release read.