The Spiritual Head of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, Olumba Olumba-Obu, on Wednesday denied giving his sister, Mrs. Helen Udoh, power of attorney to take over the administration of the church.
Olumba, who spoke through the spokesman for the BCS, Bishop Princely Ibeabuchi, was reacting to a media report that the Supreme Court was to hear his suit on January 17, 2017.
The church, however, said the report, which was published in one of the national dailies on June 14, was not true.
The report had stated that the Supreme Court would entertain three motions filed by the Registered Trustees of the BCS.
But Ibeabuchi said, “The first correction is that the Supreme Court panel to hear the suit was not headed by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta as reported, but by Honourable Justice W. S Onnoghen, who led four other justices in the court.
“The report referred to Olumba Olumba-Obu as Roland Obu and the second son of leader, Olumba Olumba-Obu, but the fact is that he is the first son and we have abundant evidence to that effect.
“Also in the report, it was stated that leader Olumba Olumba-Obu gave the Mrs. Helen Ibum Udoh power of attorney.
“The truth of the matter is that the leader never gave any form of attorney or any other instrument to her, which is supposed to entitle her to take over the administration of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star.”