Mbaka expressed gratitude that the protest had not turned violent before he was able to show up to calm the nerves of the protesters. In its reportage of the incident. He was cited as saying that he was summoned over his recent comments concerning Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and his connection to the presidency.
He said the church leadership told him he would remain indoors for a period of one month to enable him pray and meditate over his activities. According to him, he was only released because of the protest.
Father Mbaka has been on the news recently after asking President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. The presidency subsequently issued a statement saying Mbaka decided to attack President Buhari because his request for contracts was rejected. However, in response, Mbaka admitted that he discussed contracts with President Buhari. The cleric said he led three men to meet with the president during his first tenure. He further explained that the men were security experts who had offered to help in solving Nigeria’s security challenges, far from what the presidency was painting as a personal contract.