A video showing the moment Rev. Fr. James Anelu, the parish priest of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ewu-Owa Gberigbe in Ikorodu, Lagos, giving a command that banned Igbo songs in his parish has surfaced online.
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He made this decree saying that He said the Igbos cannot keep dominating other people even in his church. A video from the scene shows church members revolting shortly after their PP announced the ban and this led to chaos in church.
Following his order on the ban of Igbo songs in his parish, he was infinitely suspended by the Lagos state Archdiocese and is expected to take effect from today, February 8, 2022.
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The priest stood his ground and threatened members with the “wrath of God”, citing that if he goes to Ekwulobia (one of the commercial towns in Anambra state), and starts using Yoruba language to celebrate mass, the people will stone him.
After his claims he narrated an incident where he went for burial Mass in the South East and was initially denied a chance to say Mass because he can not speak Igbo.
He then asked why Igbos will be singing Igbo songs in a church in Lagos and questioned if the plan is to drive other tribes away from the church.