The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has rubbished reports that they froze the accounts of popular Enugu state based catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.
According to multiple sources who were present at Mbaka’s Wednesday adoration Mass for the sick and needy, the priest during the homily told his congregation that he went to withdraw money to buy food items for the poor masses that relocated from the north due to the election But unfortunately his cheques were returned. When he enquired why he could not make any withdrawals, he was told EFCC has directed his accounts to be frozen. He stated that the commission is also inviting him to EFCC office in Port Harcourt for questioning.
Mbaka also believed that the order may have been from President Goodluck Jonathan to cripple his activities during the elections that is coming up tomorrow. He further stated that he is not scared but in order to cautious and not fall victim of assassination, he will not honor the invitation from EFCC;
“They have threatened to arrest me at the cathedraticum which will take place at holy ghost cathedral, Enugu. I won’t fail to be there on Friday” he said
However, in a press statement, the EFCC has said they are not involved in it;
“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC has been drawn to reports in a section of the media claiming that the Commission had frozen the accounts of Enugu-based Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Mass fame. The commission wishes to state that there is no truth in the report and should be discountenanced.”