Sabbath Church distances self from Agulu fetish woman
Threatens Court action
A woman, who hailed from another town in Anambra State but resident of Agulu whose resident was invaded by the youth in Agulu for alleged transgressive fetish practice, has landed the Sabbath Churches operating in Anambra into public anger.
Members of the general public went to social media and local radio stations to link her and her fetish affairs to Sabbath Churches saying that she is a Sabbath observer.
But Sabbath Churches in a swift reaction distanced the woman from Sabbath worship and threatens to drag those associating the woman to Sabbath to Court because to the group the woman has no identity as a Sabbatharian.
The woman, according to finding, was said to have provoked the anger of Agulu youth when she was allegedly caught making incantations inside a shrine that is prohibited to women in the area.
Eyewitnesses said residents raised alarm when they saw her in white dress like Sabbath worshippers at the shrine and consequently the youth invaded her resident and discovered fetish things clothed with wooden images and destroyed them.
Following the incident, the members of the public went to social media and local radio stations to link the woman with the practice of Sabbath Churches because of her white garment attire which Sabbath Churches are popularly known with.
In a swift reaction however, members of United Voice Of Sabbath Churches of Nigeria in Anambra State, an umbrella body of Sabbath Churches have distanced the woman from their midst saying she is not a Sabbath.
In press briefing addressed in Onitsha, the umbrella body warned the general public to stop linking the woman with Sabbath worship.
This is because she has no identity as a Sabbath observer nor operate a Sabbath Church warning that anybody associating the woman with Sabbath system of worship will be dragged to court to prove it.
The umbrella body said they have done a thorough investigation and discovered that even though the woman put on white garment she is a native doctor and not even Bible believing Christian.
Spokesman of the body Rev Arinze Victor Chukwuka said he led a team of clergy that were assigned to investigate the incident following a barrage of publication in social media and local radio stations that the woman is a Sabbatharian priest or prophet.
Rev. Chukwuka explained that the team went to hear from the woman herself and after interrogating the woman she told them that she is a traditionalist, not a Sabbatharian priest.
Rev Chukwuka flanked by Rev Dr Elijah Esimoneze, Very Rev Ifeanyi Okoli and Rev Mark Okonkwo repeatedly warned the members of the public that Sabbath Churches are Sabbath observers who believe in the Ten Commandments of God.
He said that everybody who reads the Bible knows that the first of the Commandments is that people should not worship other gods in any form like wooden images.
Hence, the woman couldn’t have been a Sabbath observer because she believes and worships wooden images as seen in her house.