the Catholic Priest of Nsukka Diocese in Enugu State,Father Paul Obayi has narrated how he became a Catholic Priest from being a tout and a secret cult member. Obayi was popularly referred to as Father Okunerere. He is the spiritual leader of the Okunerere Adoration Ministry in Nsukka.
Earlier this month, the religious leader threatened to quit his cleric position over the allegation of being oppressed by the Bishop of the Diocese, Godfrey Onah. He alleged that some Catholic priests were acting on the directive of the Bishop, adding that they stormed and broke the gate of the adoration ground on October 7, and their target was to dispossess him from the church property. The cleric, on Sunday, October 15, disclosed that he had withdrawn his decision to quit the church.
In a video on the official Facebook page of the church, Obayi said he had already decided his next move, but he had rescinded his decision as a result of the “barrage of calls” that he received following the threat.
In another video, the religious leader who is also an associate professor, expressed his displeasure with some Catholic priests who reportedly stormed his ministry and broke down the gate.
Speaking in a mixture of Igbo and English Language, he said: “I am a retired Onitsha tout. I used to play karate. I had my black belt. So those people who were kicking this gate, if I get you, I will rubbish your name.” The cleric subsequently said he was a member of a cult group before God called him.
He said: “All of you who are cult people. I was the secretary of the occult kingdom in 1985 (and) 1986. Why are you throwing me back to the old time.”