Buhari: Catholic authority suspend father Mbaka

The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has suspended Father Ejike Mbaka for one month for his frequent clashes with President Muhammadu Buhari.

He is expected not to conduct Church activities within this period of time, but to reflect on his numerous controversies which the Catholic Church believes was dragging its name in the mud.

Mbaka’s suspension begins from May 3 till June 3rd, 2021.

The controversial Clergy having been summoned by Callistus Valentine Onaga, the diocesan bishop on Monday generated tension among his followers in Enugu.

His whereabout which was unknown within 24 hours sparked protests until he reappears on Wednesday in Enugu where he disclosed that the Catholic Diocesse wanted to keep him for 30 days.

Father Mbaka is the spiritual director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, which is not directly regulated by the Catholic Diocese, but he is still a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.

Mbaka has had in the past involved in controversies with government and Catholic organisation which he was disciplined.

“We know people will link this to his confrontation with Buhari, but he was once demoted from a parish priest to a deputy under a parish priest,” a church official said.

“He had also been transferred from bigger parishes to smaller ones for his frequent infractions in the past.”



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