According to a video shared by a social media user, some pastors of the St Luke's Cathedral of Sapele diocese of the Anglican Church, in Sapele, Delta state, recently rebelled against their bishop.
The pastors who even shut down the church, accused Bishop Blessing Avbenayeri Erifeta, of embezzling money meant for the church, doing rituals and owing them salary.
The protesting pastors placed banners on the church gate, on the banners you can see some inscriptions like:
"No Talithacunmi in the cathedral", "Bishop Erifeta, enough of juju manipulation in our church", "Bishop Erifeta pay the pastors their salary" "Bishop Erifeta we don't need blood shed".
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The eyewitness who shared the video, wrote:
"This is the current state of the cathedral of Sapele diocese of Anglican Church in sapele delta state. Pastors of different branches have joined together to expose the sapele bishop.
They claim he's into rituals and he embezzles the church money and has also refused to pay pastors for 18 months but always traveling abroad with his family for vacation with church money. The church gate has been welded and all church activities has been on hold since jan 2nd, 2017."
See the video below: