- Father Mbaka has finally revealed the mystery surrounding his disappearance which sparked a protest on Wednesday, May 5
- The cleric who was declared missing clarified that he was summoned to a meeting by the Bishop of Enugu dioceses, Callistus Valentine Onaga
- Mbaka said the summon had to do with his comments on the presidency and the leader of the proscribed group, IPOB
Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), has revealed where he went to when an allegation that he was missing sparked a protest on Wednesday, May 5.
The cleric who showed up after some hours of the protest said the Bishop of Enugu dioceses, Callistus Valentine Onaga, summoned him for a meeting and planned to close his ministry and keep him for 30 days.
According to BBC Pidgin, Mbaka told his congregation that the Bishop later allowed him to go and address the protesting crowd who had flooded the streets of Enugu over the allegation that he was missing.
He noted that things would have got out of hand if he was not within Enugu to quickly show up and address the protesters.
Mbaka expressed gratitude that the protest had not turned violent before he was able to show up to calm the nerves of the protesters.
In its reportage of the incident, The Cable cited Mbaka as saying that he was summoned over his recent comments concerning Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and his connection to the presidency.
He said the church leadership told him he would remain indoors for a period of one month to enable him pray and meditate over his activities.
According to him, he was only released because of the protest.
Father Mbaka has been on the news recently after asking President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.
The presidency subsequently issued a statement saying Mbaka decided to attack President Buhari because his request for contracts was rejected.
However, in response, Mbaka admitted that he discussed contracts with President Buhari. The cleric said he led three men to meet with the president during his first tenure.
He further explained that the men were security experts who had offered to help in solving Nigeria’s security challenges.