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Why Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka Was Detained For 24 Hours By The Enugu Catholic Bishop


Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka said he was detained by the Enugu Catholic Bishop, Most Rev Callistus Onaga because he spoke favourably about the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Mbaka said he was only released because the adoration faithful protested his unexplained disappearance.

Mbaka who spoke late on Wednesday at his adoration ground after regaining freedom, accused the authorities of the Enugu Catholic Diocese of Mastermind.

He said he was kept incommunicado by the Bishop, whom he further alleged planned to keep him for 30 days.

“Are you the owner of my mouth? You can’t tell me who to bless? If you are not happy that I blessed someone, you have your own mouth, you can curse the person.

“They didn’t treat me in a pastoral way and I was asking am I being punished for what?

“They said it was a meeting, but even before I reached the Bishop’s house, conclusion has already been made. What happened to me was like the day I was shot on the road.

“Unfortunately for them, even before the meeting, a woman was already going around bragging that the Bishop will call me for a meeting, and that I was going to leave my house here for 30 days, and that after the 30 days, I would be sent to Rome, and Adoration ministry will be closed.

“In a time and cases like this, don’t give me a punishment that will cause troubles for us because I’m not alone.”

“I cannot hate my brother because of some people who hatred is in their genes,” Mbaka said.


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