Anam­bra church at­tack: Bishop not guilty – Aide

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Emma Elekwa, Awka

The chair­man, Ebubechuk­wuzo Foun­da­tion, Emeka Jovita has ab­solved his prin­ci­pal, Aloy­sius Ikeg­wuonwu of his al­leged in­volve­ment in a busi­ness feud that al­legedly led to the Sun­day killing of no fewer than 12 peo­ple at the St. Phillip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anam­bra State.

Aloy­sius Ikeg­wuonwu has been named as the prime tar­get of the at­tack.

Emeka said Ikeg­wuonwu was not a drug baron and had never been in­volved in any dirty deal.

Speak­ing to news­men in Awka yes­ter­day, the aide de­scribed the in­ci­dent as purely a ter­ror­ist at­tack which had noth­ing to do with dis­agree­ment over a busi­ness trans­ac­tion as al­leged.

He dis­closed that his prin­ci­pal, an es­tate de­vel­oper in South Africa, was also into im­por­ta­tion of bev­er­ages and spare parts from China.

“What hap­pened on Sun­day left us in a state of con­fu­sion. That in­ci­dent is purely ter­ror­ism. The in­for­ma­tion trend­ing all over that Ebubechuk­wuzo is hav­ing a feud with some­body is com­pletely false. Peo­ple say he is a drug baron and that he took some money from some peo­ple who are now af­ter him and so many other sto­ries. They are just sto­ries. This is a man I know very well and have been close to him since our se­condary school days,” he said.

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