Anthony Cardinal Okogie with L:agos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode/Photo: Twitter
Anthony Cardinal Okogie with L:agos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode/Photo: Twitter

By John Andah

Former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria Anthony Cardinal Okogie has expressed disappointment over how some women roll their eyes and pad their breasts in a bid to seducing him.

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In a chat with Punch, the Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Lagos complained about the act, calling it absolute rubbish.

He said, “Some women came around and started rolling their eyeballs to entice me. Some think they are not beautiful enough, so they apply eyelashes etc. No woman can entice me with that.”

How then does the 81-year-old clergyman resist this temptation?

He said, “I am neither a saint nor an angel. We are all human beings. I am only saying these are some of the things they do to draw and attract you.

“These days, some women even go about padding their breasts. This is absolute rubbish. When I see somebody I seem to like, I look for that part I don’t like and concentrate on that. You may think I am looking at you but I am not. No one is a saint. Only God is holy.

“Some people came to me to tempt me. One of them said, “Father, I can’t understand my husband. I am feeling cold.” I simply told her, “Why not warm your husband if you are cold. Say something that will enliven your husband.” She replied, “Father, you don’t understand.”

“I asked her, “What do I not understand? At my age, what do I not understand?” They use all these seductive words. It is not easy (resisting them) if you are not really fortified with prayers. God has been faithful.”