According to the alleged Attack on BBC reporters on the premises of Father Ejike MbakaThe spokesman for the Catholic priest of Enugu, Mr. Maximus Ugwoke, has doubted whether the BBC’s allegation is true.
It is worth recalling that on Thursday two BBC journalists were attacked in Enugu on orders from Mbaka.
Ugwoke told Vanguard on Thursday evening that he had just heard of the development but had not heard from Mbaka.
However, he said, “I doubt it’s true. Father couldn’t have done such a thing. Is this the first time he’s giving interviews to journalists? “
In its report, the BBC alleged that its three crew members were attacked by people in and under Mbaka’s home on Wednesday.
However, Adline Okere, head of the BBC’s Igbo service, insisted the story was true.
She said that even the accompanying priest of her team, Rev. Father Cajethan Obiekezie, was beaten up over an earlier interview Father Obiekezie granted the BBC, which was detrimental to Father Mbaka.
She said the victims who came from Lagos had been thoroughly beaten, evicted from Enugu and hospitalized.
However, Mbaka’s spokesman Ugwoke said, “Well, I just heard the story tonight of you walking around. I am not aware that it happened.
What I’m going to do now is find out if something like this happened until I get to the father before I know if something like this happened.
“I’ve just gone through the story and I know that Dad can’t do that, he can’t. Father can’t do that. Does father not give the press interviews? He cannot do something like that as you described it there. “