EFCC charges NBA president, Usoro, with N1.4bn fraud
The newly elected President of the Nigeria Bar Association NBA, Paul Usoro, SAN was charged before the Federal High Court in Lagos.
The charge sheet, marked FHC/418c/18, was filed before Justice Muslim Hassan. However Justice Hassan adjourned till December 10, 2018, for the arraignment of the NBA President. EFCC charges NBA president, Usoro, with N1.4bn fraud
In the charge, sighted Vanguard , the EFCC claimed that Usoro converted and laundered the money in connivance with the Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State.
Governor Emmanuel was, however, not listed as a defendant in the charge, as the EFCC indicated that he is “currently constitutionally immuned against criminal prosecution.”
Others in Efcc custody
Also charged alongside Usoro were one Nsikan Nkan, described as Commissioner for Finance, Akwa Ibom State; one Mfon Udomah, described as the Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State; one Uwemedimo Nwoko, described as the Akwa Ibom State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; and Margaret Ukpe, all of whom were said to be at large.
The Commission claims
The Commission claimed that Usoro, in connivance with the others mentioned, conspired among them to commit the offence sometime in 2015 “within the jurisdiction of this honourable court.”
The anti-graft agency claimed that the N1.4bn allegedly converted and laundered by the defendants belonged to the Akwa Ibom State.
Mbaka finally speaks on why he publicly embarrassed Peter Obi (VIDEO)
Enugu Fiery priest and spiritual director of Adoration ministries, Father Ejike Mbaka has finally reacted to criticisms over his recent outburst on PDP VP candidate and Ex-governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi.
Mbaka was flayed by several critics for ’embarassing’ Mr. Obi publicly for not donating funds during his church’s recent Bazaar ceremony.
Mbaka finally speaks on why he publicly embarrassed Peter Obi (VIDEO)
Speaking yesterday Wednesday’s ‘E No Dey Programme’, Mbaka defended his actions saying that he is ‘scripturally right’ and ‘not afraid’.
He added that Peter Obi was his ‘son’ and has every right to tell him if his stingy or not. Watch the footage below (Start from 59th minute).
Lesson to learn from Peter Obi’s response to Fr Ejike Mbaka
The name Peter means Pebbles or chipping. There is a politician in Nigeria who bears this name with a surfix Obi.
He is the Vice Presidential flag bearer of one of the political parties, on ground in Nigeria for the 2019 elections.
He is a Christian and a Knight off the Roman Catholic Church. One of his Sisters is a Reverend Sister while one of his brothers is a Reverend father.
He parades intimidating academic, political and business credentials, which are not the subject matter of my submission in this write up.
The incident that took place
He was invited to a Harvest thanksgiving service by one of his spiritual mentors, a highly referred Reverend Father named Father Mbaka of the Enugu Adoration Ministry recently, at which a remarkable drama ensured.
He responded to the invitation despite his crowded schedule but while urged to make an open donation, he declined to do so, promising to undertake a project that will be beneficial to humanity through the Ministry, instead.
Father Mbaka put pressure on him to name his donation, but he calmly declined, promising on his time tested intergrity to later do something for the ministry instead.
The highly anointed and highly acclaimed Reverend Father coerced, cajoled and threatened him unsuccessfully and later decided to tell him that he will lose the election due to his”Stinginess”.
All these threats did not move Peter Obi. What a man.
In the Nigerian parlance, Peter would have snatched the microphone from the Man of God and blamed him for hate speech. Yet, Peter held himself, kept his cool and continued smiling.
He never exchanged words with or threw tantrums at his spiritual mentor, neither did he get moved to respond positively to Father Mbaka’s pressure,against the dictates of his conscience.
The next day, Peter issued releases justifying Mbaka for speaking his mind and asking people not to take any swipe at this man of God. O my God. I never saw anything in my life like this before this time.
Lessons from Peter Obi’s response to Mbaka:
1. Always keep your cool in every situation. 2. Don’t let political desperation make you compromise your cherished principles. 3. Give honour to who honour is due even when he or she compromises his or her integrity. 4. Political success at the pools must not become a do or die matter. 5. Leave judgement relating to your spiritual fathers to God alone. 6. Nigerian politics must rise above the mundane consideration of money for winning prophecy and money for votes. 7. The issue of hate speech classification depends upon people’s mindset.
It is time for Christians in Nigeria to pray harder for their Spiritual leaders, so that they will assume the advisory role of Ancient Prophets and not Modern Wolves, so that they will guide people a right in exercising their civic duties in conscience led fashion, so that Nigeria will get to the next level and become great again. It is time for politicians to reject the politics of money for votes or political prophesy.
Atiku Abubakar’s running mate Peter Obi has urged his supporters not to insult Enugu Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Ekije Mbaka.
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Mbaka had told Obi his campaign with Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would end in shame after the running mate refused to openly donate money to Mbaka’s church.
But Obi, through his spokesperson Valentine Obienyem, urged his supporters to show class and refrain from insulting the Catholic priest.
Read Obienyem’s comments:
I have personally reached out to many people restraining them from attacking Fr. Ejike Mbaka because of the love for Peter Obi. If you truly respect him, please and please, do not attack Fr. Mbaka. In the first instance, His Excellency does not interpret the comments of Fr. Mbaka the way several observers do. While one may disagree with him, we should always acknowledge that he speaks and acts from the higher perspective of wisdom.
His Excellency believes that every situation, however unpleasant, has positive lessons for us. Only yesterday, His Excellency’s younger brother, Rev. Fr. Obi had come to his house in Onitsha to celebrate mass for him. It is his habit to celebrate mass in the mornings before leaving for other engagements because he usually attends many other masses/Church services based on invitation. On some occasions, he arrives late or leaves before the mass ends in order to attend to others that invited him — but always strengthened by the fact of having had a full mass.
Yesterday, Obi as usual, informed Fr. Mbaka that he would not stay for the bazaar since he had a meeting at Awka and a 3pm flight from Asaba to Lagos. The drama we do not want to start recalling made him miss the Awka meeting and Asaba flight and several events he had been billed to attend in Lagos, including end-of-year meeting of APU, Lagos Branch. Eventually, he made his trip on a 5.30pm flight from Akanu Ibiam [Enugu] Airport.
I witnessed all that transpired at Adoration Ground. Riding in the same car with His Excellency, he laughed over the encounter; remaining silent on what he thought about the incident. Noticing my displeasure, he told me calmly that whatever happened in our lives was part of the lessons of life and history that God used to teach us.
Many people are unaware that His Excellency’s younger brother is a Priest and his elder sister a Reverend Sister. He has full respect for two of them for devoting their lives to the service of God. “Val,” he had said to me, “likewise, I have full respect for other men of God and will always remember them in my prayers. When they go wrong as humans subject to human frailties, ours is not to castigate them, but to pray to God to lead them aright”.
When I raised the issue of his tremendous contributions to the Church, he insisted that those contributions are not made for him to be remembered in the kind of way I was trying to do, but as an appreciation of God’s love and benevolence to us. “Val”, he continued, “you know my views on this. donations to God, except when we have points to prove, they attract more rewards when done secretly”.
What else do I say? Please let us leave Fr. Mbaka alone, our duty to him is prayers for God to lead him aright.
THE fiery Catholic Priest and the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Catholic Prayer Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has predicted doom’s day for President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, saying that none of them would win, without mentioning the eventual winner.
Fr. Mbaka’s Speech
Speaking during the 2018 harvest and bazaar celebration at his Adoration Ground in Emene, he said it was bad and scandalous before the Holy Spirit that after their prayers on Adoration altar made Buhari the President, he had refused to come and do a project for his ministry as a way of thanking God.
Angry Mbaka further narrated how his ministry’s prayers saved Buhari from deadly sickness in 2015 and said anybody with Buhari’s ears should warn him that no one cheats God, that after he thinks he is healthy, his sickness may come in another form.
Speaking on Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, Fr. Mbaka said that if he continued on the same trajectory, he and his running mate would end in shame.
Speaking in Igbo, Mbaka said: “Ask Atiku if it is these steps that the cow will take to reach Umuahia.” Mbaka concluded by requesting that Atiku should reach out to Igbo leaders like Hon. Ike Ekweremadu and also come personally to adoration ground and do a project for them.”
He also berated Atiku’s running mate, Mr. Peter Obi.
Though he said they had always supported Obi, he stated that Obi had not done anything for his church.
He said God would bless Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and grant them second term for what they had done for him.
Fr. Mbaka curiously withheld Obi’s blessing and said he would only release it after Obi had done a project for them.
Using Umahi as an example, Mbaka said: “Umahi donated 1,000 bags of rice and 1,000 tubers of yam to us, but it meant nothing to me until he handed N10 million cheque to me and promised to build a project for the ministry.
This is the type of gesture we require from Obi”, he said.
The thanksgiving mass was also celebrated for Gov. Ugwuanyi, other candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State, members of the State Assembly, State Executive Council and PDP campaign organization, among others, to herald the commencement of campaigns for the 2019 general election as well as entrust the activities to the hands of God.
Extolling the leadership qualities of Gov. Ugwuanyi, Fr. Mbaka applauded him for uniting “all political parties” and ensuring equitable development across the three senatorial districts in the state, stating that “Enugu State has not had a leader like him”.
He maintained that the Adoration Ministry has not only given Gov.
Ugwuanyi their endorsement for a second term in office but also spiritual support backed with unceasing prayers.