A popular prophet, Anthony Nwoko, has allegedly been murdered in cold blood in Enugu.
Until recently, Nwoko was a close ally of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who prayed for him and the group.
Daily Sun reports that the man of God, believed to be in his late 60s, was reportedly killed by unknown assailants last Sunday night at his apartment located at No. 18 Ezebinugwu Street, beside Bright Land International School, Ugbene 2, in the Trans-Ekulu-Abakpa axis of Enugu.
Nwoko had lived alone, so, it was said that his death became known when a neighbour noticed that the door of his apartment had remained open; peeped in and saw the man in the pool of his blood.
The attention of the caretaker of the compound was called, who immediately alerted the police, who responded to the scene.
No official report has come from the Enugu State Police Command, but ORIENTAL TIMES learnt that they had initially arrested occupants of the compound.
Before his death, Nwoko had taken to social media, particularly Facebook, to speak about his relationship with Kanu which, according to him, went sour after the IPOB leader made him relocate from Lagos to Enugu only to abandon him.
His last posts on Facebook were at about 1:40pm on April 14, where he uploaded various online reports of his views on Biafra agitation, including video clips from Kpakpando TV.
He had in press conferences on January 8 and March 18, 2019, respectively, accused Kanu and some other pro-Biafra campaigners of turning the agitation into a money-making
Nwoko had raised the alarm that he was receiving death threats from members of the IPOB over his bribery allegations against their leader Kanu.
The cleric had claimed that Kanu not only collected huge sums of monies as bribe from the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the February 23 election, but planned to return to Nigeria to “consolidate on his Biafra propaganda if Atiku had won”.
“They have been calling me with different lines, making different phone calls, threatening my life. They are calling me fake because I stand by the truth. I went to Kuje prison to pray for Nnamdi Kanu and the next court case he was released.
“I went to Affara-Ukwu to tell him the way forward; he did not listen. Many people are not listening to the voice of God and they want me to be that way. Prophet Nwoko says no. I will never compromise.
“Even if they kill me, I will return with the light of heaven. I am not afraid of the people of the world. I am telling Uche Mefor and IPOB to stop threatening my life. Let me put this straight to everyone: I am ready to die standing by the truth because that is why Jesus Christ came for.
“If everybody will keep quiet, this nation will be destroyed. If everybody will keep quiet, Biafra will not come. Let people know the truth.”
Nwoko hailed from Umuahia in Abia state.
Biafra: Sowore Is In Prison Because Of Me — Nnamdi Kanu
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that the convener of RevolutionNow movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore is in the custody of the Department of State Services because he had a meeting with him (Kanu).
Kanu stated this during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Saturday, December 8.
The IPOB leader during the broadcast condemned the harassment of Sowore in court by DSS operatives, while also berating the Buhari-led federal government for the spate of human rights abuse in Nigeria.
Calling for Sowore’s release, Kanu alleged that the Nigerian government is not interested in the Sahara Reporters publisher but is only using the activist to get close to him (Kanu).
“The only reason Sowore is in prison is because he had a meeting with me. They are not fighting Sowore. They are fighting me,” he said.
Biafra: Why I Love Senator Abaribe — Nnamdi Kanu
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has revealed why he loves Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Lawmaker representing Abia South in the Nigerian Senate.
Kanu made this revelation during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Sunday, December 8. In the broadcast, the IPOB leader however refuted claims that Abaribe is sponsoring his group.
He said the pro-Biafra group is not getting support from South East leaders, adding that even Senator Abaribe has also not given IPOB a dime but that he (Kanu) loves Abaribe because the lawmaker always speaks the truth without fear.
Recall that Senator Abaribe and two others stood as sureties for Kanu before he was granted bail on health grounds by a Federal High Court in Abuja on April 25, 2017.
In his Sunday broadcast, Kanu berated Igbo leaders for not supporting IPOB. He disclosed that Abaribe’s support for his group is the reason the Senator can never be attacked like former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
“Have you seen anybody touch Abaribe?,” the IPOB leader asked.
“Touch him and you will see. Abaribe has not given IPOB one dime but the man speaks the truth, that is why I love Abaribe,” he stated.
Yul Edochie Sends Message To Nnamdi Kanu Over Father’s Death
Nollywood Actor, Yul Edochie has condoled with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over the death of his father, Eze Israel Kanu.
Recall that the traditional council of his community led by Edward Ibeabuchi confirmed Eze Kanu’s death on Friday.
One of his sons, Emmanuel, also confirmed the demise of his father but the IPOB leader, Kanu is yet to issue a statement regarding this.
Until his death, Eze Kanu was the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu community in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State.
Reacting to the death in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Edochie wrote: “Do accept my condolences @MaziNnamdiKanu on the transition of your father Eze Isreal Kanu.
“May God Almighty grant you and your family the strength to bear,” the Nollywood actor tweeted.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) December 7, 2019