Popular Cleric and Overseer of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Father Ejike Camillus Mbaka has revealed that he was detained by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu state, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga.
Mbaka accused Onaga of conniving with some disgruntled elements to ‘detain’ him because he spoke well of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Speaking on Wednesday evening at Adoration grounds, he stated that he was kept incommunicado by the Bishop who planned to keep him for 30 days.
He revealed that he was accused of several things after which Bishop Onaga ordered that he will be kept indoors for 30 days for him to pray and meditate over his activities.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that Mbaka has been in hot water recently over his criticisms of the Muhammadu Buhari administration over its handling of the nation’s security problems. The Presidency replied Mbaka, accusing him of being ‘unhappy’ over President Buhari’s refusal to give him lucrative contracts.
He disclosed that the Bishop Onaga proceeded to release him after seeing protests break out all over the state capital. He said the church was strongly against him for also praising Kanu.
“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.