No plans to kill Bishop Onaga – Mbaka

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Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu has distanced the ministry from any plan to kill the Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga.

The bishop had ordered the closing of the ministry following Mbaka’s verbal attacks on the candidate of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi.

However, a member of the ministry simply identified as Elijah had vowed to kill the bishop for shutting down the ministry.

But Mbaka in a disclaimer on the ministry’s Facebook page said Elijah is a psychiatric patient who should not be taken seriously.

He said: “I wish to do a disclaimer over the utterances that are going round that Adoration people planned to attack Bishop Onaga. It is not true. The man called Elijah who made the dangerous utterance is a certified and verified psychiatric patient.

“Elijah used to be naked but by the grace of God, he now wears clothes. He is known for threatening people even though after the threat, he will not do anything. That is his own way of making money from people.

“Elijah had even threatened to kill me if I didn’t forcefully and prayerfully make him chairman of all the local governments in Enugu State. Elijah wants to be the chairman of all the 17 local governments. This is the kind of person he is. He even wanted me to make him the president or else he would kill me.

“He has said several times that he wants to remove Bishop Onaga and become the Bishop of Enugu Diocese. Is this the person you can regard his utterances? No attack or plan to attack the Bishop from the Adoration Ministry. Whoever is thinking of that, I wash my hands off it”.