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Why we don’t investigate income of those who make donations– Bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev Okeke

Following the attack St Phillips Catholic Church in Ozubulu has been subjected to after it was alleged that last Sunday’s massacre in the church was a business deal gone wrong between two drug lords, one of whom had donated a building to the church, Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Most Rev Hilary Odili Okeke, has explained why the church does not investigate the source of income of those who give it offerings and donations.

Bishop Hillary Okeke said;

“If you get the information that the person is making his money through a dubious way in criminality, then you know what to do. It is not just a question of anybody who brings money or offers anything to the church, you go to the police and ask them to investigate this man’s source of wealth before you accept it. It is not done. If you do it, then even in the church we should not be accepting any money because evil people can come to church and give. It is God who knows if the person is giving the money from criminal or immoral source. God knows everybody and will reward the person accordingly. If you know that the person is a criminal that is when you now tell him, my man go and change.”he said

He also lashed out at some parishioners who have called for his resignation following the attack.

“They themselves will resign first. If they want me to resign, let them resign first. Let them resign. People just open their mouth and begin to say what they like and you should not listen to all that people say. If people who know everything will come out and bring any criminality upon the bishop, bishop will take action, the church will take action. Not that someone opens his mouth to say whatever he likes. They are free to say whatever they want to say.”



  1. Onyiish

    August 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm


  2. Chickkayo

    August 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Ah ahn. Who is talking like this? The Bishop or a Catechist?

  3. Tz Ben Don

    August 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Money is money, ND the church of God needs money to prosper. Is only God that knows the heart of the giver, ND he is the only one that will condemn the giver also, ND not mere human beings.

  4. Chioma Aneke

    August 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    ITS NOT necessary

  5. Queen Precious Ufuoma

    August 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm


  6. Egbu Peace

    August 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    U don’t have to investigate, it’s left to God to judge if the giver is doing the right thing or doing otherwise

  7. Valentine Nwankwo

    August 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    It’s not right, it’s not done anywhere, if a worshiper offers money they made from a bad source it is God who will reward the person accordingly, trying to investigate someone’s source of income just because they gave offering or donations is asking the person not go give again and that way souls can’t be saved.

  8. Okoro Chinasa

    August 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Ok ooo

  9. Habeebllah Ibn Yusuf

    August 13, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    are u sure its not necessary?…

  10. Solomon Arinze

    August 13, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    No need to investigate money is money till tomorrow

  11. Chizoba Okpara

    August 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    it doesn’t make sense for u to investigate on someone’s wealth… money is money joor

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