Confusion has trailed the whereabouts of Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, Fr Ejike Mbaka. The confusion started on Wednesday when a group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, claimed that the whereabouts of Mbaka is unknown.
Mbaka who had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign or be impeached was last week attacked by the presidency while responding to the call.
The Presidency had claimed that the Cleric was attacking Buhari because he was refused a contract.
Following this incident, Ohanaeze Youth Council has now claimed that the priest was missing.
In a statement issued by the President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, he said Mbaka was last seen on Tuesday, adding that every effort to trace him had failed.
“We have it on good authority that his aides have neither seen nor heard from him since Tuesday.
“Calls put to his mobile line have also remained unanswered; this has now prompted us to issue this alarm as we would not take it lightly should anything untoward happen to him.
“We are giving the Federal Government 48 hours to produce the priest, else they should be ready to face Igbo youths. They were dining and wining with him all along and now that he told the truth, they are no longer comfortable with him.
“Let nothing happen to Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. It will not be in anybody’s interest,” the group warned.
Meanwhile, DAILY POST reached out to close aides of the Catholic Cleric but they declined comment, noting that the picture was not clear yet.
“Today is the Wednesday programme, ‘E no dey again’, if he don’t officiate, it will then be clear that something is wrong,” one of them said.
However, following the apprehension, all the youths of the ministry have been summoned to the Adoration ground in a message inviting the youths to the Adoration ground.
The message obtained by DAILY POST read, “Important!
“Good morning friends and well-wishers. Please if you know you stand for justice and you do not want the lone voice that speaks for the poor in this country to be silenced, gather at Adoration ground let’s go for a protest at the Bishops court.
Fr. Mbaka is nowhere to be found. He went yesterday to answer the Bishop’s call and up till now, he’s not taking his calls. Let’s gather! SSG,” the notice read in part.
The Parishioners have now stormed the Bishop’s Court demanding that Bishop Calistus Onaga of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu should produce him.
However, the Department for State Security, DSS, has raised that the ‘missing’ Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka is not in their custody.