*Says he lied about Buhari, Hope Uzodimma prophecies
*Accuses Fr Mbaka of attempt to commit ‘an abomination’ with brother’s wife
A lady who described herself as a former worshipper at Adoration Ministries, Enugu, where the Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka oversees has come out to say that the popular man of God has a lot of dirty secrets he is trying to hide.
The lady, Princess Ikodiya Uche Monica Ottah, popularly known as Adaukwu Ihechiowa spoke with journalists at her home in Enugu, where she discusses reasons why she earlier accused the reverend of plots to kill her.
During the interview, which was captured by the Enugu State Correspondent of Jungle Journalist Media Limited, Ottah also accused Reverend Father of blocking the marriage of his younger brother, Mr Edozie Mbaka, who swore to go ahead with the marriage since the senior Mbaka has refused to give any tangible reason for telling him to stop the marriage preparations.
She spoke of his ‘political prophecies, scandals, threat to her life, and her resolve to ensure that the right thing is done.
To prove that she was not lying against the man of God, Madam Ottah also availed journalists the opportunity to interview Edozie, who was present, and confirmed some of the allegations. The interview is also reproduced here.
Calls put across to the phone numbers of Reverend Father Mbaka The were not answered, and a text sent to him on the matter was not replied. For the avoidance of doubt, the text read:
‘Good afternoon father. I’m part of those that interviewed Princess in Enugu. Sir, I’ve been making effort to reach you for the purpose of hearing from you. I spoke to Favor earlier today and she told me that she later spoke to you. Can you please make time to talk to us so as to balance the story. I’ve also called severally but I understand you are a busy man. Thanks’
Madam, what is the issue you are having with Reverend Father Mbaka?
Reverend Father Mbaka told his younger brother to go and marry, and even presented a girl for him to marry, Chinaza. Suddenly, he turned around and said that he should not marry the girl anymore.
He gave no reasons. The dates for marriage was fixed before Covid 19, and they were asking him why he wants the marriage cancelled. He said they should give him time, that his brother should marry a girl from a poor background. He even called the parents of the girl and told them to come and take their daughter away.
This imbroglio, where is it going at the moment?
I don’t know. Mbaka himself knows where it’s going. But what I know is that he should leave Edozie to marry his wife. He himself said that he does not want a wife, that he wants to be a reverend father, so he should not be paying attention to Edozie and his wife. He ought to play the role of an elder brother, and be an adviser to Edozie, not a spoiler.
He wanted to sleep with Edozie’s wife, and I said no, that is an abomination in Ihechiowa where I come from. In Ihechiowa, if you marry and go to sleep with another man, you will die.
This is a very weighty accusation madam. How did you find out about this?
I discovered through some kind of moves that the Reverend Father made. His body language also told a lot. He has been doing it in the past, but we have said that it will not happen again. That this time, it will end.
Were you told this story of his plans to sleep with Edozie’s wife, or you were there?
I got that information from a very credible source. I don’t spoil people’s names. God should judge me, if I have lied, may it never be well with me. I am an advocate of peace and justice. I will not be alive and watch where someone is being unjustly treated, when I can stop it. Edozie was not close to me before now, but because of this matter, I decided that I will fight this fight and get to the bottom of the matter. This will be the last time he will try this kind of rubbish.
And I warned him. I also asked people to go and appeal to him. We begged him and even knelt down to ask him not to do what he is doing.
This accusation is a very grievous one in Igbo land, and in the Christian church, especially as regards the clergy. Like you said earlier, there has been other instances where the reverend was accused of sleeping with other people’s wives. Can you throw more light on this?
I have heard that there is something he does whenever his brothers wants to marry. If he does not do that thing, you won’t be a wife in the family. He boasted that he is the one in charge of the marriage. That if you don’t accept what he said, it won’t work out.
Has there been attempts to settle this matter?
He has not made any effort. Whenever you are doing anything with him, he tries to intimidate you. When he does this, everyone becomes scared. He does not feed me. He has insulted me that I pack refuse from gutters, but I thank God that I have a job to pack gutters. I don’t stand at Otigba (Junction Enugu) to seek for men to sleep with.
Wherever he has gone to report this matter, he has always gone to ask that I shouldn’t stand behind Edozie in the matter. His goal is not to make peace. He will just tell them that Edozie must send his wife packing. That means he has a ready-made objective. That is different from peace. But I will not allow this to happen.
Usually at every place he has gone, they have always concluded that he is wrong, and told him to let the young man marry his wife. For instance, the last place we went to, they said that Edozie should go ahead with his wedding plans. We were referred to the Bishop of Enugu, and it’s the bishop that will handle the wedding.
So the bishop is aware of this matter?
Of course. When a crayfish seller leaves his crayfish and comes to you to buy yours, won’t you know that something is wrong with his own crayfish? The bishop knows that for us to bring the matter to him, something is definitely wrong. If Edozie whose elder brother is a reverend father comes to him for wedding, then there is a problem.
I understand that the matter got to your father in the village. Can you give us an insight to this?
Last Friday (9th October) my father called and said I should call him back. When I did, he said Father Mbaka sent three people to our village, to see him. They were two males and one female. There is Chinwe Okafor, also known as Infinity, Brother Elisha and Chidi. According to my father, they said that if he does not caution me, if they kill me, there will be no one to bury him.
My father is 76 years old. He was alarmed and that was why he called me. He told me to leave whatever will make them want to kill me, but I told him that it is better that they kill me, because I cannot be intimidated to leave the path of truth.
My kinsmen then invited me to come home, and I visited my hometown, Ihechiowa that Saturday. They asked me what happened and I told them. They poured drinks for me in the ground (blessed me), and told me that I can return to Enugu. What I am saying is truth. God is Spirit and He sees and hears everyone and knows the things done in secret.
Has this matter been addressed by the Ituku community where Father Mbaka comes from?
Mbaka acts as if he owns Ituku. If he wants to make you Igwe, he will make you Igwe. If he wants to to make you a reverend father, he will do it. If he wants to give you a scholarship, he will. He is a one man squad, and this has made them to become almost subservient to him. If he decides what he wants them to say, he will mandate them and they will invite Edozie, and compel him to say it exactly as they want it said.
It’s only of late that their later father came to Edozie (in a vision) and told him not to be afraid, that he is with him in this matter. If not so, he would have been very well dealt with. His father is strongly behind him.
Do you think his Edozie’s kinsmen will come?
We can’t say who will come or not, because it’s only God who knows which of us will be around on that day. But we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the wedding. When the invitation card is out, Edozie will present it to them. Abroad, two or three people are enough for a wedding. It’s only in Nigeria that everyone wants to come.
There will be chairs, there will be food, enough for everyone.
We heard that some people wants to kill Father Mbaka. I want to ask you, do you have any plans to injure or kill him?
Father owns a great church with a large congregation. Do I have a church? Do I have an altar? He has seen how the whole matter is going, and is getting embarrassed, that’s why he is crying out. If you want to catch a thief, he will first of all accuse you of robbery. That’s why he is crying out. No one wants to kill him, he is the one who is threatening to kill.
Before this problem started, was there any other disagreement between you and the reverend father?
God forbid, I have no issues at all with him. I attend his church, and I make contributions to the growth of e church, according to the way God promotes me. I support his projects, I even bring people to support the church.
Did your father identify those who came to your village as Adoration members sent by Father Mbaka?
No, but they identified one of them. We now hazarded the identity of the other two, based on the description we got. But how I was able to conclude was that on the Sunday after they visited our hometown, he brought out those three in the church, and humiliated them publicly.
He claimed that its Onitsha branch of Adoration Ministry, that were planning to spoil his church, since those three came from Onitsha. He denied that he is not the one who sent them on the mission.
I called them on the phone earlier, and told the, that Mbaka will deny sending them, and he did just that. But he is the one that sent them. Now they don’t pick calls anymore, because they are ashamed.
Is there anything else you have against Father Mbaka that you would want to talk about?
His prophecies, I am sorry to say, are fake. They are information handed over to him by people close to government.
Are you alleging that Mbaka did not truly prophesy about Buhari’s presidency?
Yes. Someone told him. The person told him on 27th December 2014, and on 31st, he used it to present as a prophecy. The man who told him was so angry that he had a bitter quarrel with Mbaka. He had to settle with the man.
Are you saying that Mbaka is not a real prophet?
Yes, he is a political prophet that works with information. If he is a true prophet, he ought to have know that this marriage is ordained in heaven. That he should not touch it, and that it would bring him pain and troubles. He would have listened to the advise that people have been giving to him.
Are you also implying by this, that the Imo State governorship prophecy of Father Mbaka is fake?
Val Nnaedozie is part of that prophecy. He and Val are not in good terms at all now.
Did Val Nnaedozie prophesy and Mbaka took the prophecy?
He is not a prophet. But you can get information from someone and use it for prophecy. If it comes to pass I become a celebrity. If you present to me an authentic information, and I use it for prophecy, I will become a celebrity, and it will look like it’s authentic.
Is it true that Father Mbaka went to visit President Buhari and was paid for his prophecies?
I wasn’t there when he was paid. The president cannot give you money if you visit him. He does not. But he can help you obtain a loan, which you will pay back. But you can get waiver because it’s from the president.
But when he returns from Abuja. He goes to the altar and starts to boast that the president is afraid of him. How can you say that the president fears you? Who are you? You visit him as a priest, and you should not exalt yourself.
How then do you correct what has gone awry regarding Edozie’s marriage?
Nothing has gone wrong. You can say that something has gone wrong if someone is dead. Or if Edozie fails to have his wife. But none of these has happened.
We heard that Adoration Ministry has been shut down. Is this your handiwork?
Who am I to close Adoration?
It’s in the story that Father Mbaka allege that there are plots to kill him?
A killer doesn’t allow people to go to his back with a cutlass. He is a killer, and knows what it is about killing. I have no issue with anyone and I have no business killing. He is the one cooking up all those things, including using people to block me on the highway. Since he knows how to kill, issues of killing will keep visiting him. I don’t know how to kill, I have never killed before, God will vindicate me from all the allegations he has against me. He has gone against a lot of rules of the church.
What and what rules has he gone against?
There are so many businesses he has been involved in, which his bishop is not aware. According to them, Canon Law states that a priest cannot run any business more than N1 million without the approval of the bishop. He goes into all kinds of businesses and money is involved. Into billions.
So where did the EFCC come into the whole thing?
I don’t know. But I heard that there is an international company in Kogi whom he is doing one business with. We heard that he had a fall out with them, and they sued him to the EFCC.
When did you believe he started doing the things that you think are unacceptable?
He has been doing a lot, but I have not paid any attention to them, because I am neither a reverend father nor a reverend sister. The only problem I have with him is Edozie and Edozie’s wife. He wants me to leave Edozie so he do what he likes with him but I have said, no way.
He has been trying to oppress Edozie. He has been trying to, to the extent of kneeling down for his little brother, because he wants to use him for his sinister plans.
He knelt down several times for Edozie, begging him not to marry his wife. You will see that there is something fishy behind it all.
From what you are saying, it seems as if Father Mbaka desperately wants his brother to drop his wife. Is there anything you think is the reason for this seeming desperation?
Yes. He must be desperate to separate them, because he didn’t achieve what he planned to achieve.
Is the wife an evil person or is she involved in rituals?
How can she be? She is a little girl in her 20s and Edozie is also a small boy. What can anyone say she has done wrong?
How did Edozie meet his wife?
He is the one that said Edozie should marry that very girl. The girl’s Mum is a member of the church and also contributes to the welfare of the church. They live in Onitsha. The mother is an ardent member, comes on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
She gave Mbaka names of some men who showed interest in her daughter for prayers, but Mbaka then said that Edozie will marry her.
The woman asked him if God approved the marriage, and he said yes. So when these things began to come out, she started shouting that he said it was God’s plan. He has been messing her name up, she and her husband, accusing them of being into juju.
I asked a lot of people to go and beg him and they went. He refused, before I now turned around and began to fight him.
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