Anglican Church Dissociates Self From Evans
No one wants to be associated with a cold-blooded, self confessed kidnapper that has brought tears to many individuals and horror to families.
The Anglican Church in Nigeria has dissociated itself from recently arrested gang kingpin, Evans.
The accused had claimed that he is a member and a philanthropist of high repute in the Anglican family.
Evans, who claimed to be a member of Anglican, Ketu-Ikosi area of Lagos, alleged that he sponsored indigent students, gives money to widows as well as donates immensely to the renovation of church buildings.
But the Bishop of Lagos West, Anglican Diocese, Reverend James Odedeji on Friday refuted Evan’s claims.
Speaking through Ven. Paul Adeyemi, Odedeji said: “We have verified it, and we are very certain that Evans is not a member of any elements of our church. We don’t know him and we have no affiliation with his person”.
“All that he his saying about paying school fees for indigent students, helping widows, and donating hugely to renovations of our church are pure lies. Please ignore the false information, it is only meant to mislead the public,” he said.
When asked if Evans had probably been one of the anonymous philanthropists in the church, Odedeji replied ‘We know all our members, he is not one of us and he has never been part of us”.
He added that Evans may be putting up such lies in order to whip up undue sentiments to attract public sympathy.