In the wake of the attack, there were rumors that Bishop, who build the church for the community, was a drug dealer and that the men who came to carry out the attack, were sent by his rival who is based in South Africa.
There were allegations that the attack is a fallout from a business that went south between Bishop and another Nigerian alleged drug dealer based in South Africa.
“Honestly, I do not know anything about the incident otherwise I could have prevented it but only God knows”. On his reaction after finding out his father was among those that were killed in the massacre, he said.
I do not have any criminal record there or here in Nigeria from my childhood. But even if someone even says I betrayed him or her, he should petition, sue me as I am not above the law”.
On whether he was in Ozubulu when the tragedy happened, he said “I arrived Ozubulu on 8th July and stayed till Thursday, August 3rd. I left Ozubulu on that Thursday for Lagos. Before my departure, many people came to the church and the priest prayed for us and our journey mercies.
I spent Thursday and Friday in Lagos and left for South Africa on Saturday night. On getting to my destination on Sunday morning, I was called and told what happened. So I was not in Nigeria when it happened but South Africa” He said.