Prof Pius Abioje, a previous Catholic Minister and teacher at the College of Ilorin, Kwara State, has uncovered why he dropped the cassock to take part in customary love.
He said that he was bamboozled into joining Christianity and turning into a cleric yet when he returned to his detects, he deserted the brotherhood.
As indicated by the previous Top of the Branch of Religion at UNILORIN, he left the Catholic church in light of the fact that the precepts he taught didn’t agree with him, and development assisted him with arriving at the understanding.
Abioje said; “Along the line, I saw that it (priesthood) was not where I belonged but I could not just rush out of it. In the first instance, I never saw myself being celibate, that was why I was surprised when I saw myself joining the priesthood and I had to consult a diviner. I started envying married people. That is what I can tell you.”
He also spoke about how long he served as a priest before quitting.
“I started with St Kizito’s Minor Seminary in Ede (Osun State) in 1973. After that, I attended SS Peter and Paul Catholic Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan (Oyo State) in 1977.
In 1981, I was sent to Rome with the current Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Emmanual Badejo; we studied together in Rome and that was where we completed our seminary training with a university degree. We returned to Nigeria and I was ordained in 1985 and left in 2000, 15 years after“