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Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by fagbalex(m): 6:53am On Jul 20, 2015
Enugu—It was a show of shame, yesterday, in Enugu as two pastors and their loyalists engaged themselves in fisticuffs at Mount Street Parish of Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria.

Consequently, police was compelled to lock up the church premises.

Vanguard gathered that the church was turned into a battle field, yesterday morning, as two pastors and their supporters fought over who should take control of the parish.

Crisis of factionalisation of the Assemblies of God Church had been lingering for more than three years as two persons, Professor Paul Emeka and Dr. Chidi Okoroafor, are each laying claims to the leadership of the church, a position known as General Superintendent, a matter that is currently before the Supreme Court.

The drama started when one of the pastors, Rev. Nathaniel Udeze, came with letters of posting and other court documents as part of preparations to be installed as the new pastor at the parish.

He was promptly resisted upon arrival with his team of supporters.

Leading the opposition was current resident pastor of the parish, Reverend Amaechi Agbo, who along with his supporters, also vowed not to allow Pastor Udeze take over, accusing him of being an “intruder.”

The incoming pastor Udeze, said to have been very furious, insisted that he had been officially posted there by the leadership of the church under Rev. Paul Emeka.

He also insisted that Rev. Agbo had been transferred to another parish since May 2015.
Howver, Rev Agbo disagreed, insisting that he was still in-charge of the parish as he was yet to be formally written by Rev. Okoroafor’s leadership of the church, which he recognised.

Factional Sunday School

Trouble started as early as 7a.m., when supporters of both pastors arrived and started sharing different versions of Sunday school manual in preparation for the main service.

When the factional pastors arrived, the situation broke down completely as the pastors started shoving each other and shortly afterwards, members of the two factions engaged in fisticuffs.
Divisional Police Officer, Dennis Ayara, who later arrived the scene, made frantic efforts to bring the situation under control through negotiation, but to no avail.

The police, therefore, cordoned off the church and put it under lock, while the leaders of the two factions were asked to report to the station.


http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/07/police-shut-enugu-church-as-pastors-supporters-engage-in-free-for-all/

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by SHAMHOOD(m): 6:55am On Jul 20, 2015
Abeg who I wake up see today?.


FTC for the 2nd time today

Dedicate this to all APC members on nairaland

Make we show SATANIST say we plenty plass dem

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Goovo(m): 6:56am On Jul 20, 2015
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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by iornenge81(m): 6:57am On Jul 20, 2015
real sad

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Demmocrats(m): 6:57am On Jul 20, 2015
That's true, for long now they have been having serious issues to the point you start asking if those behind the conflicts are really serving the almighty. It seems its for material reasons that's why they are seeking for the head of the church.
To me you don't need to be the head of a well known church for you to be close to God.I pray that almighty God will intervene in this ugly matter.
www.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by fagbalex(m): 6:58am On Jul 20, 2015
Pastorpreneur

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by alcmene: 7:01am On Jul 20, 2015
better fight than resort to suicide bombing like others will gladly do grin

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Chibuhealth(f): 7:07am On Jul 20, 2015
Where is their general oversee? Nawaooo...

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by lmm4real: 7:07am On Jul 20, 2015
Picture on HD

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by saintopus(m): 7:14am On Jul 20, 2015
Not until we change our mentality it will continue to go from bad to worse in our religious beliefs. I never imagined that it will come to a time in the Church when pastor and member will start a fight. Of all Churches I never thought it will be AG. But we live in interesting times it will be more challenging with time. We really need to go back to and examined where we went wrong as a race and a nation.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Segadem(m): 7:18am On Jul 20, 2015
I wonder how these people will feel now reading there show of shame in news paper today? And I wonder what .messages they will want to preach in future for new convert.
We never learnt this from our MASTER.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by IAMTHEHERO: 7:31am On Jul 20, 2015
lt is very unfortunate that the centre cannot hold again in the house of the Lord.They have turned the house of God into boxing ring.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by adegwurulez(m): 7:33am On Jul 20, 2015
The world is becoming churchy but the church is becoming wordly.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Israel5(m): 7:36am On Jul 20, 2015
AG the politcal church of election, taxation and competition.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Willdidi(m): 8:08am On Jul 20, 2015
This is what happens when churches and other religious houses have turned to a profit making organisation, if the said church was located in the north east of the country will there be a fight over who should be in charge that is if there is even any so call flock to welcome or attend church.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Willdidi(m): 8:09am On Jul 20, 2015
This is what happens when churches and other religious houses have turned to a profit making organisation, if the said church was located in the north east of the country will there be a fight over who should be in charge that is if there is even any so call flock to welcome or attend church. There are not fighting because there want to serve the Lord is because of the money that particular branch of the church is generating that's why.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by eleojo23: 8:33am On Jul 20, 2015
The name of God is blasphemed and ridiculed among the unbelievers because of this kind of behaviour displayed by Christians.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by ChelseaDr(m): 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
na wao
Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by GraceInUSA: 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
can't believe AG Nigeria has fallen this low. it's so gross. playing politics in church. OK. God is watching in 4D.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by idari: 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
D title would hav been TWO BUSINESS MEN FIGHTING, because church has been turned into a lucrative business dis days! Dey now charge pple for prayers.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by elohorayodele: 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
Violence takes it by force ! grin
Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Nobody: 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
military church
Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Acidosis(m): 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
grin
Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by bekuo1: 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
grin

Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Busuyib(f): 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
Haaaaaaa

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by RichDad1(m): 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
Oga ooo

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by slinkman(m): 8:34am On Jul 20, 2015
ka chineje mezie okwu
Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Rashdimuh: 8:35am On Jul 20, 2015
BIAFRA

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by RichDad1(m): 8:35am On Jul 20, 2015
fagbalex:

Enugu—It was a show of shame, yesterday, in[b] Enugu[/b] as two pastors and their loyalists engaged themselves in fisticuffs at Mount Street Parish of Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria.


Professor Paul Emeka and Dr. Chidi Okoroafor

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/07/police-shut-enugu-church-as-pastors-supporters-engage-in-free-for-all/
I hope someone from Radio Biafra get to broadcast this to their people. smiley

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by jeeqaa7(m): 8:35am On Jul 20, 2015
Endtim$e
Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Segadem(m): 8:35am On Jul 20, 2015
Any actions that make people to hurl insult to the body of Christ shall not go unpunished.

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Re: Police Shut Enugu Church As Pastors, Supporters Engage In Free-for-all by Nobody: 8:35am On Jul 20, 2015
A sad day for the Church of God in Nigeria.

I am reminded of the words of Jesus in John 17 vs 11

[size=14pt] And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.[/size]

May we remember that our unity as Christians is not in pastor or in denomination, but in our Lord, Saviour and Master Jesus Christ....who as an example for us laid down his life on the cross....as proof of his love and selflessness. We must , as Christians, reflect that aspect of the Divine Character in our day to day lives.

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