Reports have emanated that two priests of the Arochukwu/Ohafia Diocese of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) in Abia State have been dismissed, following their indulgence in homosexual acts.

This was made known in a letter entitled: “Notice of dismissal from ministry”, dated April 29, 2019, and signed by Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Johnson Onuoha and circulated to all archbishops and bishops of the church.

The letter noted that on hearing the rumours of the act of homosexuality against the two clergy men (names withheld), the Diocese launched an investigation and confirmed that the two men were neck-deep in the act.

Reports says the memorandum which was also copied to the Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria Churches and Bishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, warned any persons dealing with the expelled clerics to be mindful, saying that their action is capable of denting the image of the church.

Efforts to speak with the alleged dismissed clergies at the time of filling this report, proved abortive.