Hours after alarm was raised over his whereabouts, Fr. Ejike Mbaka on Wednesday afternoon reappeared in Enugu.
Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, was seen in a car with an open roof waving to an excited crowd in a live video update on the BBC Pidgin.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had claimed earlier in the day raised the alarm that Mbaka’s whereabouts could not be ascertained.
“We are giving the Federal Government 48 hours to produce the priest; else they should be ready to face Igbo youths. They were dining and wining with him all along and now that he told the truth, they are no longer comfortable with him,” the group said in a statement.
“Let nothing happen to Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. It will not be in anybody’s interest.”
Mbaka’s followers also gathered at the residence of the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Onaga.
According to the protesters, Mbaka had not been seen since he said he was going to the bishop’s house on Tuesday.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had also denied arresting the fiery clergyman.
His adoration ministry members had alleged that Fr Mbaka was arrested by security agents on Tuesday.
The mob protested based on unconfirmed report that the security agents first visited Bishop Onaga who called Mbaka on the phone and he was whisked away.
Parts of the bishop’s house were destroyed by the protesters who demanded for Mbaka’s release.