There was serious commotion in Ububo-Alia, Awara in Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo state when five human skulls were discovered in the Ark of Covenant Ministry church.
Reports say that the general overseer of the church, Pastor Ngozi Odika, was mercilessly beaten by angry youths of the community. He was also said to have been attacked on the suspicion of using his church as a spiritual ground for militants who patronize him for spiritual powers.
According to a witness, the pastor was exposed when his alleged accomplice/girlfriend was caught with some fetish objects.
She was accosted by some militants while on a errand for the pastor and when she was searched, items like human hair, animal horns and other fetish objects were found on her.
The shocked youths pounced on her, beating her mercilessly before dragging her to the pastor at the church where he was already waiting for her. The witness further disclosed that the beating continued with the pastor before he was handed to the vigilante in the area.
The witness said:
As the Pastor’s altar was later vandalised, other revelations emerged. In his altar was found 5 human heads buried alongside some other skulls of animals.
The youths also discovered a basin of blood and fingernails at a discrete area of the church. Odika was also alleged to use strands of hair of babies dedicated at the church for his devilish rituals.
During interrogation by the vigilantes, the pastor confessed to being a spiritual father to the militants who come to him for various powers and other members of his church.