150 Children Stranded As FCTA Demolishes Church, Orphanage, School


The Federal Capital Territory Administration has demolished the Divine Words of Jesus Christ Church, including a school and orphanage in Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja, despite a pending suit before a Federal Capital Territory High Court.
The demolition of the orphanage by the Department of Development Control officials has, however, rendered 150 orphans homeless.
Five buildings comprising a church, orphanage, school and staff quarters were pulled down by the FCT officials on Tuesday.
Our correspondent gathered that the land on which the buildings were constructed had been a subject of litigation between the orphanage proprietress who is also the General Overseer of the Words of Jesus Christ Church, Bishop Victoria Ezemoka and her brother-in-law, GoddifulEzegwo.
Ezemoka, a widow, explained to newsmen on Wednesday that the case over the ownership of the land was yet to be determined by the court, adding that the case was instituted in 2013.