Saints come in various forms. At times, they come cast in the build of an enforcer, like CP Taiwo F. Lakanu, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State. Thanks to the CP, the faithful in Owerri, Imo State capital, can worship in comfort and style; CP Lakanu has blessed the city with a worthy temple of God. It would be recalled that sometime in December 2010, the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Police Chaplaincy was established. The Chaplaincy had been worshipping in a deplorable makeshift temporary site along Shell camp Police barracks Owerri as can be seen in the photographs. But CP Taiwo F. Lakanu, the 31st Commissioner of Police Imo State who is a devout Catholic ensured the Chaplaincy is completed at its permanent site. He started to lay up his treasures in building standard church for the Lord Almighty.
Realizing that he has limited time to serve in Imo State in view of his professional calling, he began to mobilize support and assistance from his friends and good spirited individuals. Within eight months of vigorous efforts, CP Taiwo F. Lakanu and his friends completed about 1000 capacity standard edifice of a church which was inaugurated/blessed on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The CP who believes in the efficacy of prayers did not only come to Imo State to salvage the security situation but also for the spiritual revival of the personnel of the Command and people around him.
CP Lakanu has always restated that prayers is the source of his successes, noting that if God does not watch the city, the watchman watcheth but in vain. Psalm: 127 vs 1. The occasion was attended by the wife of Imo State Governor, Her Excellency, Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha, Chairman Council of traditional rulers, HRH Eze Sam A. Ohiri (Eze Imo), the Chief of Staff Imo Government, Hon Chief Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, Deputy Speaker Imo House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ugonna Ozuruigbo, Heads of Security Agencies in Imo State and hosts of distinguish personalities from the State. The pictures shows the old and the new church built by CP, Sir Taiwo F. Lakanu and his amiable friends.