Rev. Fr. James Anelu, the Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ewu-Owa Gberigbe in Ikorodu, Lagos, has banned Igbo songs in his parish.
Father Anelu has been suspended by the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos for banning Igbo songs in his parish, the suspension takes effect from today, February 8, 2022.
A video from the church service revealed members murmuring shortly after Fr. Anelu announced the ban.
The priest stood his ground and threatened members with the “wrath of God.”
He informed them that if he goes to Ekwulobia and starts speaking Yoruba, the people will stone him.
Again 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 cannot speak Igbo.
According to him, singing Igbo songs in a church in Lagos might drive other tribes away from the church hence they should stop.
Watch the video below: