Fr. Ejike Mbaka
Fr. Ejike Mbaka

ROMAN Catholic priest and spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has called for the arrest of more judges, saying that God was revolutionalising Nigeria with the arrest of judges who were hitherto untouchable. Mbaka, who commended the federal government for the arrest of alleged corrupt judges, said that it would be nice to even arrest more judges as well as those who influence them to pervert justice. The fiery priest, who stated this at a thanksgiving mass to mark the Enugu State 2016/2017 Legal Year at the Adoration ground, Emene, Enugu, said that though some of the arrested judges might not be corrupt as alleged, it was good that they be investigated and
if found culpable, imprisoned to serve as deterrent to others, describing the arrest of the judges as supernatural. “The arrest of the judges is a supernatural brand new revolution that is going on in all dimensions in all three arms of government. When revolution starts you cannot imagine where it would reach. “I urge judges to remain incorruptible or be arrested and who ever that will arrest them should be praised,” Mbaka posited. The spiritual director of Adoration Ministry also lauded the performance of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing it as an exemplary display of visionary leadership. He also noted that it was instructive that Ugwuanyi’s administration had enthroned
peace across the state and united diverse political interests, urging the people to continue to support his administration because it had been anointed by God. He further averred that the governor’s leadership style had fostered development, especially in this period of recession, praying God to grant him the grace to expand infrastructural growth to suburban communities to link up such areas with the urban centres. Describing the new legal year as “a year of favour,” Mbaka advised legal practitioners to have the fear of God and eschew corruption in the discharge of their responsibilities, also enjoining the younger legal practitioners to imbibe the ethics of hard work and discipline that would enable them to rise to the zenith of their career. Commenting on the nation’s economy, the priest stated that there were multiple solutions to the economic recession, urging the federal government to be more creative and look inward towards finding ways of diversifying the economy to create jobs and empower the youths. Delivering an address to mark the legal year, acting Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Priscilla Emehelu commending Gov. Ugwuanyi for helping the judiciary in the dispensation of justice in Enugu State. Emehelu said that cordial relationship existed between the bench and the executive under Gov. Ugwuanyi, whom she said acknowledged the independence of the judiciary.

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