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Why I Was Detained – Mbaka

Popular Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka has revealed his detention ordeal.

He said; “My 24 hours disappearance was an incarceration by the Enugu Catholic Bishop, Most Rev Callistus Onaga.”

“He connived with others to detain me because I spoke favourably about the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”

“I was only released because the adoration faithfuls protested my unexplained disappeance.”

“I was kept incommunicado by the Bishop, who planned to keep me for 30 days.”

“A lot of issues were presented against me after which the Church leadership, led by Bishop Calistus Onaga told me that I will remain indoors for one month, a period that will allow me pray and meditate over my activities.”

“I requested to be allowed the opportunity to come and address my parishioners after which I will shut down, but they said no.”

“I also begged them to allow me send another priest to come and celebrate mass for you today, they said no.”

“Bishop Onaga upon seeing the protest over my predicament allowed me to go. The church is strong against me for blessing Nnamdi 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, the 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.”

“Another thing presented to me was my recent criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government. I cannot hate my brother because of some people whose hate is in their genes.”

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