The attack on the Catholic Bishop of Owerri Diocese, Archbishop Anthony Obinna by thugs of the Imo State governor is no doubt sacrilegious and highly condemn-able. However, a public Affairs commentator, Kwento Maduabuchi has described it as karma at work.
Speaking in an interview with irukkanews, he said that both the Archbishop and Governor Okorocha are reaping what they sowed by spreading news that Ikedi Ohakim as Imo governor flogged and detained a catholic priest. According to him, when Ikedi Ohakim was the governor of Imo State and his power drunk dispatch riders forcefully evicted a Catholic priest from the road where the governor was about to pass and detained him for one hour without the knowledge of the governor .
He said when Ohakim got wind of what happened, he rushed to Bishop Obinna to apologize over the unfortunate incident but the man of God locked him out. According to him, all the efforts made by the governor to explain the true position of things to the bishop and the Catholic community in Imo State proved abortive as a standing order was given from the diocese that nobody should listen to him.
Maduabuchi said that the false news that Governor Ohakim flogged and detained a priest began to spread until it filtered into the ears of Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka who without any investigation turned it into a song which spread like wild fire. According to him, based on the propaganda, during the Imo State governorship debate, students of Imo State University were mobilized to go and boo the governor ,which they gladly did.
He said at the end, Ohakim lost the debate and also the governorship election. The Public commentator said that it was later that father Mbaka did proper investigation of got the facts of what really happened that he invited the former governor to the Adoration ground and apologized to him.
“At the Adoration ground, Father Mbaka had clearly told Ohakim that those behind his travail,the same thing would go back to them,even the Archbishop who refused to tell the people the truth of what happened,that Ohakim was no where near the scene of the arrest and detention of the priest.He had specifically told the former governor that what they had measured to him would be measured back to them.Today,what are we seeing in Imo State? The same Okorocha why hyped the faslse accusation and benefitted from the evil plot is now attacking Bishop Obinna who knew the truth but refused to say it and as the evil plot led to Ohakim`s down fall,it would also lead to Rochas Okorocha’s political down fall.”.