Mr. Robert Ogbole, a student of Bayero University Kano and Miss Grace Yahaya, a Kaduna State athlete who found the baby, narrated their experiences to newsmen at the Kakuri police station where it was taken to after receiving first aid at a nearby hospital in Kakuri.
Ogbole said: “I was at home at about 11: 30 am when my younger brother (Mike), who passed through the cemetery to the football field came with a report that he heard the sound of a baby inside a bag at the cemetery. So, I quickly called my neighbour (Grace), and we ran to the place. “On getting there, we found this baby boy rapped all over with cloth and was kept in the cemetery, so we picked him and this my neighbour helped to unwrap him, the baby had maggots coming from every opening of his body but was still alive.
“We then took the baby to Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) clinic in Kakuri where the baby was treated before we brought him to the police station.
“The nurse at the clinic confirmed that the baby should be about a week old and probably would have been in that condition for about four days,’’ she said.
When contacted, the Kaduna Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Aminu Lawan, confirmed the incident. “When the baby boy was brought to our police station in Kakuri, our men immediately swung into action. We have taken the baby to the Saint Gerard Catholic Hospital for necessary medical investigation and treatment. At the end of the treatment, we will process all the documents and hand over the baby to the social welfare for further necessary action.
Meanwhile, the PPRO said, the police will carry out necessary investigation with a view to unveiling the perpetrator of such dastardly act.
Culled from Leadership report
In fact, every action of this prophet or any news from his synagogue is always received with suspicion by the Christian community, the media and even unbelievers. So, few weeks ago, when Adelaide Tawiah; the wife of the Ghanaian former premier league goalkeeper Richard kingson was reported to have confessed on a television programme organised by Joshua that she was a witch and was responsible for spiritually sabotaging her husbandâ€™s football carrier and also rendering him impotent, I knew it was going to be another â€˜rain of bashesâ€™ for the Arigidi-Akoko born self-styled preacher. Kingson who has previously played in the Premier League for Birmingham , Wigan and Blackpool, has failed to find a new club since being released from Bloomfield Road last year and has also lost his place in the Ghana national team.
The couple went to be prayed for and as the prophet was casting out the â€˜evil spiritâ€™ from Mrs Kingson, she fell down and began to confess, â€œI messed up Richardâ€™s life ever since we got married. I used my evil powers to trouble his career, Iâ€™ve been working on him spiritually to the point he could not perform in bed,â€ Imagine that! On television! Before her husband and the congregation! Before the whole world! She has since denied being a witch or responsible for her husbandâ€™s misfortunes. She said she was spiritually manipulated by TB to make those confessions. She says she has been very supportive of her husbandâ€™s carrier and never worked against him. Kingson has also denied that his wife is a witch. But all these are coming late because the damage has already been done.
Remember this is the same woman who saved Kingson from shame in 2006 when she advised him not to take a $300,000 bribe to let in two goals during a match against the Czech Republic at the 2006 World Cup in Germany . This tempting amount was against the paltry sum of $8,000 that was the winning bonus for the match. She told her husband not to involve in such dirty deal because her love for him is not for money. She has also stressed that her husband knows how inspirational she has been to his goalkeeping career.
Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, fondly called TB Joshua is not new controversies. Remember, when Chris Oyakhilome visited him sometime ago. That singular action caused so much uproar in the Nigeria Christian circles and the media promptly feasted on it. The â€˜vibrationsâ€™ from that crisis dictated the headlines for the major newspapers and magazines for so many weeks. The Nigerian Christians were confused.
Though they had permanently placed TB as a false prophet, but they didnâ€™t know what to do with Chris Oyakhilome; who later claimed that he shares the same father-in-the- lord with TB, and was going to the synagogue to learn healing from the prophet. This shook the whole nation. Many ministers of the gospel reacted. People like Chris Okotie chided Oyakhilome and also began to dissect TBâ€™s operations; describing him as a high occult manipulator. Trust him to use known and unknown words to drive home this point. It was virtually media a war between them. I still remember some of those headlines: â€˜The War of the Chrisesâ€™, â€˜Crisis of the Chrisesâ€™, â€˜Oyakhilome Replies Okotieâ€™, etc.
It was later that we were made to know that the publicity given to the Oyakhilomeâ€™s visits to the Synagogue was arranged by TB and his media assistants. The same people that did the â€˜workâ€™ are now saying so. Have you watched the video produced by one Bisi and Agomoh? Bisi said she was the head of TBâ€™s media team and Agomoh, the former Deputy to the prophet. The pictures and the confession in this video are simply shocking, revealing, unbelievable and unprintable.
They graphically, in details, with clips, pictures narrated how this man abuses women; whites, blacks, minors, choir members, sisters of same parents, wives of his workers and pastors, etc. Even Bisi confessed she was also mercilessly, thoroughly abused, used, manipulated and rendered useless by this man. She showed her pictures when she came newly to the synagogue and the ones while leaving to show how she was virtually turned into a ghost through sexual abuse and spiritual manipulation.
They also revealed how the so-called miracles and healings take place in the synagogue, how people are hired to do fake confessions, the media manipulations, how they arrange words of knowledge and wisdom, the source of the manâ€™s power and influence, his hatred for true ministers of the gospel; how he marches on their pictures making powerful incantations against them.
They also talked about his hit squads, rituals, deceits, hatred for whites, love for money, etc. I mean on video. It is a must-watch. And remember these are his erstwhile confidants. Insiders! You will get very very angry in the spirit after watching the video. I watched it objectively, comparing it with other facts that I have. And if these things are fake, why have the producers not been sued for defamation up till now?? But are these men truly fake prophets or anti-Christ?
How do you know a fake prophet or a fake place of worship?? We will continue next week, God bless!
The Police, Tuesday paraded the suspected killers of the four students of the University of Port Harcourt at Omuokiri-Aluu in Rivers state.
The Police Commissioner spoke Tuesday at the Police Headquarters in Port Harcourt, while parading the suspects. Three of the suspects, who were allowed to field questions from newsmen, confessed that policemen arrived Omuokiri-Aluu community before the four students were murdered.
One of the suspects, Mr David Ugbaje, said he saw two policemen when the four students were being beaten, adding that one of them pleaded that the boys should be set free.
He said the other policeman joined the mob in beating the students.
According to him, the four students were accused of robbery, adding that the mob marched the four students to a compound on Coca-Cola Street to confirm if they truly went there to see a tenant, Mr Bright, as they alleged.
Ugbaje, a cobbler, said he and other neighbours in the compound had to push the riotous mob out of the compound where Bright lived when it became obvious that the mob wanted to lynch them there.
He said the man they allegedly went to see was not at home.
When asked if he did not join in beating the students, he said he only hit the students twice.
Ikechuckwu Louis Amadi and Lawal Segun in their separate comments, also said they saw policemen at the scene of the sad incident.
Lawal, a taxi driver, said he was not part of the mob that murdered the students but claimed to have pleaded with the mob to release the students.
On his part, Amadi said he saw four police men while the students were being beaten, adding that the angry mob insisted they were not going to release the boys to the policemen.
Others paraded were Alhaji Hassan Welewa, 59; Lucky Orji, 43 ; Cynthia Chinwo (F), 24; Ekpe Daniel, 30; George Nwadei, 30; Gabriel Oche 33; Ozioma Abajuo, 23; Chigozie Samuel, 22; Endurance Edet, 27 and Uwem Akpabio, 30.
Last month in Kano, thieves stole the N20million jewellery of Mariam, wife of the late Nigerian dictator, General Sani Abacha.
The latest incident happened in Ibadan. The suspect, Kingsley Aimekhu , a house help of the former acting Military Governor, South East Region and River States and ex- Ondo State Gubernatorial candidate, General Olu Bajowa, stole the jewellery, worth N25m from the wife of the General.
Aimekhu has been arrested and currently cooling his heels at the police cell alongside his accomplice, Alhaji Umaru Haruna .
Haruna buys and sells stolen property at Sabo Area of Ibadan, capital of Oyo State. The alleged thief stole the property in the Generalâ€™s house in Ibadan.
The alleged thief who was on the run for some days was eventually tracked down by policemen attached to the Monitoring Unit of Oyo State Police Command.
We gathered that luck ran out of the thief when Mrs. Bajowa suspected that the only person that could do such a job was her ex-house help which led her mentioning him to the police.
We gathered that the police succeeded in arresting him through his friend who led them to where he was hiding.
Confessing, Aimekhu said that he sold the jewellery to Alhaji Haruna at Sabo at the price of N13m adding that the Alhaji specializes in buying stolen property adding that out of the N13m, he bought Volkswagen Bora car.
Aimekhu stated that he worked for his victim for two and half years before he was sacked stressing that he decided to go into stealing because he was jobless.
Narrating how he was arrested, he said, â€œI know everything about the house and I know when my master will not be around. So, on September 29, 2012 around 9a.m, I went to the house knowing that nobody would be at home. I jumped in and went to my madamâ€™s room and stole her jewellery, wrist watch and other things.
He disclosed to us that he has a house in Ibadan which he built from the proceeds made from criminal acts.
Haruna, who bought the jewellery, admitted that though, he bought it at N13m; he knew that it was more valuable.
The new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu also paraded a 300 level Mass Communication Student of Leads City University, Ibadan identified as Nurudeen for his involvement in internet scam.
The suspect who was arrested at a CybercafÃ© where he was carrying out his dastardly act confessed that he got into internet scam so that he could better his life and improve his quality of life.
He said that he made $10,000 in the space of three months from his first operation and $7,000 from the second operation.
According to him, he bought a jeep of about N7m from the proceeds of the scam.
â€œNigeria police are making mistakes. The whites who we get money from are fraudsters themselves. They want to make fast money but at the end, we are faster than them.
The two white ladies from United States of America were trying to make illegal money from me and I beat them to it by making illegal money from them. I asked them to send the money if they wanted me to do what they wanted from me and what they wanted is fraud tooâ€.
He further confessed that whenever he is on holiday, he does not take his vehicle home so that his parents would not question him adding that his parents are not aware of what he is doingâ€.
There is a difference between enthusiasm and unruliness. As unstoppable youths we need to be enthusiastic but not unruly.
Out of all the instruments mentioned in the bible for praising the whistle wasnâ€™t mentioned! The whistle isnâ€™t allowed in church, leave it for the football field!
MARRIAGE advice for the Ladies
It is better to remain single than to marry or than to marry the wrong person! Marrying the wrong person is like living in hell on earth and divorce isnâ€™t an option!
Donâ€™t ever think you can marry somebody and change the fellow, if the person doesnâ€™t change before you get married it is a settled case!
If you marry just because a guy is rich, tall and handsome but he not a true child of God, you are heading for trouble! Goliath was Tall, king saul was lanky but he lost his crown. Donâ€™t marry a fool.
If a guy is following you to church just to get you , you will know! some guys are in church just to deceive you but the bible says by their fruits youâ€™ll know them. Bible didnâ€™t say by their words youâ€™ll know them , some guys have sweet mouth! Donâ€™t marry a sweet talking demon, watch their fruits!
If you marry someone who doesnâ€™t believe in holiness, you are the one who dug your own grave yourself cos youâ€™ll only be wife NO 1, many others are likely follow!
Romans 8:31: The reason RCCG weds with the bible instead of a ring is because the bible can never change, the word of God stands forever but a ring can be removed at anytime!
Those who will reach the top must be peculiar! There is always room at the top but only few will get there.
Donâ€™t marry a man who has no job!
Before God gave Adam a wife, he gave him a job! If he says he is a contractor, ask him for evidence of his previous contracts because you might just be the contract he is on about!
MARRIAGE advice for the GENTs
Donâ€™t marry a Delilah! Donâ€™t marry for beauty . Proverbs 31:30 says beauty is vain.
Donâ€™t ever marry outside the church and you have no reason to marry outside RCCG. The reason is that If you are both from the same church even when trouble comes it is easier for the pastors to handle it!
Donâ€™t marry a girl simply because she can sing! In the choir there are some people that can sing but they are falling angels! Marry a prayer warrior! If a girl cannot pray for 1 hour, donâ€™t marry her.
Donâ€™t marry a girl who is lazy! Donâ€™t marry a girl who cannot cook, she needs to know how to do cores and cook because you cannot afford to be eating out all the time.
Donâ€™t marry a girl who is worldly! If you do, you have carried what youâ€™ll worship for the rest of your life!
Advice on MUSIC.
Music is not music unless it is organised. It must have rhyme, rhythm and repetition.
While the right kind of music keeps the devil away, the wrong music can invite demons.
The number one reason why God chose David to be king was because he was a musician singing the right songs!
It is possible to have wonderful music, music that will refresh you and bring God down without making noise. When the bible talks about making a joyful noise to the Lord, it was talking about shouts of Halleluyah.
In your gatherings, check the lyrics, rhyme and rhythms of your songs you use in worshipping God. As much as youths might not want to sing hymns all day, make sure the songs you sing are really glorifying God not just noise.
Advice on EVANGELISM
As youths, take evangelism seriously! Use your youthful strength for God and be proud to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ecclesiastes 12:1
It takes only a few people to cause a riot the universities, why canâ€™t a few unstoppable youths get up and start a riot to the kingdom of darkness?
RCCG is in many nations all over the world today because your parents worked hard in their youths. When the founder, Pa Akindayomi, died, RCCG was only in Nigeria and I was only 38 when the church was handed over to me. Other youths and I took evangelism seriously! We worked hard to bring the church to where it is now, today RCCG is in many nations of the world! IT IS YOUR TURN to take the church forward.
Joshua 1:1-9, Deuteronomy 34:9: We are to build on the foundation that has been laid for us by our fathers.
The elders are the foundation, the youths are the flowers! Itâ€™s a dangerous thing to be a flower, people pluck flowers but hardly do people touch the roots!If you stay connected to your roots, youâ€™ll not dry up.
The one who is UNSTOPPABLE is the one who wouldnâ€™t allow sin to come in because our God is a Holy God!
If you will worship God with good music not just noise , if youâ€™ll witness without compromising, if you will be different and ready to stand out for Christ, if you are willing to pray with ceasing then youâ€™ll be UNSTOPPABLE.
When labour met her that day, Maryamu Bala, as all expectant mothers do, expected to be delivered of a normal healthy baby.
After a few hours, the child was delivered in the wee hours of Friday. It came out like every other child except that, unlike other children, it had a third limb with complete features of human legs.
It was observed that the babyâ€™s third leg which sprung out at its waist, has the complete features of human limbs except that it looked smaller than the two normal legs.
Not surprising however, residents of the community, most of who confessed to seeing the situation for the first time in their lives, reportedly thronged into the house of Mallama Maryamu to catch a glimpse of the baby, which most of them described as one of the wonders of almighty God.
â€œWe marveled at the sight of another limb and were at first taken aback but then, we consoled ourselves with our faith in almighty Allah and the belief that He can do whatever He wishesâ€ Malama Hadiza Galu, 33, a resident of Sabon Garin Kuraye, said.
Although hospital officials had certified both the baby and the mother to be in â€œsound healthâ€, residents of the area described the situation as rare even as some appeared filled with awe as they gazed at the sight of the baby.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP WEEKEND, Mallam Abdurrahman Sale, the childâ€™s grandfather said â€œthe whole thing is surprising and it is a lesson for humanity. But as a Muslim, I know there is nothing Allah cannot do and I think this is one of His countless wonders.â€
Malama Maryamu, mother of the baby, told our correspondent that it was her sixth child and while carrying the pregnancy, she never felt any abnormalities and so had no inkling at all that the baby would be born with the rare condition.
â€œI never felt any different from my previous pregnancies and I had a very smooth deliveryâ€ said Mallama Maryamu , noting that in all of her twenty eight years, â€œI have never heard of or seen a child born with these features.â€
â€œWhen the child came out with three legs, the first thing I did as a Muslim was to recite â€˜Suratul Fatihaâ€™ and â€˜Kalmatul shahadaâ€™ after which I thanked God for the blessing.â€
â€œMy prayer since the delivery has been to ask for Godâ€™s intervention so that if it is possible to remove the third leg, let it be removed and if it is not possible, May Allah bless the child for us and help him grow up to realise what he has been destined to become in lifeâ€ she added.
She was, however quick to appeal to well- meaning citizens and the local government council to assist the family with needed funds to embark on surgery.
Although the the Transition Management Chairman of Charanchi Local government, Alhaji Mustapha Galadima could not be reached, the Vice chairman, Musa Kalla Bala Kuraye said the council had sent a delegation to the childâ€™s family and assured of necessary support noting, â€œwe will foot all the bills incurred at the cause of the surgery and we have given the parents our word to support them in all ways possible.â€
Dr Sabiu Giade is a consultant, Pediatrics and the Chief Medical Director of Turai Yaradua Maternal and Child Hospital. He told our correspondent that what is erroneously referred to as â€˜third legâ€™ is â€˜ parasitic conjoined twinsâ€™ noting, â€œit is actually supposed to be a set of conjoined twins but the other part did not develop.â€
The pastor, Apostle Basil Princewill and Pauline Okoh were charged with criminal conspiracy, impersonation, intimidation, force and assault, which are offences contrary to Sections 97, 179, 397 (B) and 268 of the Penal Code.
The woman, who was led in evidence by Prosecutor Bulus Samuel, said her daughter told her that the pastor invited her for a deliverance exercise and requested for oil as well as handkerchief. She alleged that on the appointed day, the pastor asked her daughter to undress and when she tried to protest, he slapped her.
â€œHe is feared so much in the church and known as papa,â€ the mother said. She alleged further that the pastor poured oil on her daughter and told her that the next part of the exercise is supposed to be performed by her husband but since she does not have one, he will represent him.
â€œHe undressed himself and put a handkerchief on my daughterâ€™s head, which made her dumb before having carnal knowledge of her,â€ the mother alleged.
She said when the pastor discovered that her daughter had missed her period; he made her undergo an abortion. The woman also told the court that people in the church thaught the pastor was a lawyer because he usually writes in his fliers, almanac and books that he read law and philosophy. A copy of the flier and almanac were tendered as exhibits in the court.
When the prosecutor then sought to know whether the woman had the original copy of the medical report in court, she said photocopies were submitted to the police while the original was at home. The prosecutor then sought for adjournment in the case so that the victimâ€™s mother can tender the required documents, which were not in her possession in court.
The defense counsel objected to the request and urged the court to compel the prosecutor to tell the court the nature of the document. He said the prosecutor ought to have been prepared for his case, adding that the document from the evidence is a scan test certificate that should be presented by a medical doctor.Senior Magistrate Shuaibu Ahmed adjourned the case to November 13.
Instead of calling the police and getting them arrested, these people put tyres over the heads of these students who were not armed and burnt them.
Then they took pictures, filmed it and spread it around. This happened today in Port Harcout. We are gradually losing our humanity in this country. The boys were all in their early 20s.