The Department of State Services says the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, is not in its custody, amid confusion as to the whereabout of the controversial priest.
DSS Spokesperson Peter Afunnaya said this in a message to the press.
Confusion trailed the whereabouts of Fr. Mbaka on Wednesday with a reported protest in Enugu State over Mbaka’s alleged arrest by yet-to-be-identified security operative.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council are demanding to know where Fr. Mbaka is.
Protest is currently ongoing in front of the Catholic Bishop’s court Enugu, where his supporters gathered, chatting and asking about his whereabout.
The President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, alleged that Mbaka was last seen on Tuesday, and that effort to trace him had failed.
He said, “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.”