A Catholic priest, Wence Madu, who is also the rector of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Ohaji/Egbema Local Council Area of the state, has been ordered to appear before the dreaded Okija shrine in Anambra state.
According to Vanguard, an invitation was sent to Rev. Fr. Madu, in the form of a letter signed by one Ukaegbu N. Ogidi, who claimed that there was a complaint of injustice against the Rector.
Reports say the letter stated that any respondent coming to Ogwugwu Okija must come with clean hands, warning the Rector that “Ogwugwu kills only those whose hands are not clean, especially those who committed evil against their fellow human beings at work places, churches, mosques, markets and other public places.”
It was gathered that the letter also claimed that Rev. Fr. Madu knew about the issue at stake, “but turned around to conspire and deal with an innocent person.”
The Rector was equally reminded in the mail that he “should feel free to reverse the injustice with your conspirators and collaborators against the complainants to avoid coming to Ogwugwu and other unpleasant consequences.”
It was further learnt that the custodians of the shrine similarly informed the Rector that he should on arrival, look for the Chief Priest for briefing and other formalities.
Then the threat: “But where you fail to come because of any reason, we shall come to your residence or office. The truth must be uncovered at all cost.”
Vanguard also said that when reporters visited the Rector’s office, yesterday, to ascertain if he got such an invitation or not, somebody who claimed to be a staff of the office said the Imo Polytechnic boss was not in the office.