Grab erring outgoing govs ­‑Bishop tells EFCC

By Our Reporter

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been asked to grab outgoing governors who have a case to answer on May 30, a day after the handover date of May 29.
Bishop Geoffrey Okorafor of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, who gave the advice during a church service at St. John’s Church, Naze, in Owerri North LGA of Imo State, said that by May 30, the governors would seize to be protected by the immunity clause.
The bishop insisted that such governors who had hidden under the clause to commit “unholy acts against the state” should be made to return their looted funds.
He, however, urged the EFCC to always be proactive by beaming its searchlight on state accounts in order to forestall looting of the state coffers by the governors.
The Bishop raised the issue of Leah Sharibu, the Leenage girl who is still in Boko Haram captivity for her refusal to renounce her faith, saying that the little girl had suffered enough in the hands of the terrorists.
He, therefore, urged President Muhamadu Buhari to quickly ensure the release of the girl.
Earlier in his sermon at the service, the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Progress Okoroafor, told Christians passing through one challenge or the other to note that their tears would become happiness and joy later.
He noted that the various challenges might include non-payment of salaries or pensions, family problems and so on, but assured them of God’s intervention.
The Bishop later confirmed 74 candidates as congregants, qualifying them to receive the Holy Eucharist. Also, 66 candidates were admitted into the Mothers’ Union and Women’s Gueld, six to the Girls’ Guild while 21 men were inducted into the Christian Men’s Fellowship.
The Bishop commended the Archdeacon Ven. Marshall Ajoku, his wife Mrs. Christiana Ajoku, as well as other priests and wives and church worker for the remarkable  achievements in the church.