A Nigerian pastor, Evangelist Chidi Eke, who embarked on 40 days dry fasting has died in Imo State.
The ugly incident happened in Eziala Nguru in Ngor Okpala council area of Imo State.
The deceased, who had abandoned his wife and two children in Lagos and came back to the village, was last year said to have embarked on evangelism.
Village sources revealed that the deceased had planned to start his own ministry and that he announced he would go to the “wilderness” to obtain power from God before operating his own ministry.
It was learnt that Eke started by first successfully fasting for 21 days before embarking on 40 days and 40 nights dry fasting.
One of the village sources told journalists, “During the first and second week of his fast, people who had gone to their farms heard him singing and praying loudly. But after the third week nobody heard his voice again and most people thought that perhaps he must have gone deep into meditation.
“But one of his church members, one Cyriacus Opara who became worried and insisted that he needed to visit him at the forest.
“When Opara approached the family that he wanted to visit Chidi Eke in the “Wilderness”, they told him that they don’t actually know the exact location where he was and that Eke had earlier issued a stern warning that he did not want any visitors because he had left his phone and money at home and had only gone with his Bible and gown.”
The family members, it was learnt, had directed Opara to one Cajethan Nwaneri as the only person who knew the location of the “Wilderness” since he had assisted the deceased evangelist in clearing it.
According to Duke one of the relations of the deceased, it was Nwaneri who had directed Opara to the location and when he got to the place discovered that Eke had long died as his body was already decomposing and immediately raised the alarm.
He said, “Eke had abandoned his wife and two children, a boy and girl in Lagos and returned back to the village saying that he has come to answer the call of God. His corpse was discovered by one of his members who had gone to check on him in the bush where he had gone. Eke is the only son of his mother. In fact it was members of the community under the leadership of Tochukwu Ekeh (Angle 90) who are going to bear the burden of burying him.”
It was learnt that as a result of the unfortunate incident the community has henceforth banned people from fasting and praying inside the bush and that if they must fast and pray it must be in their own homes.
Nigerian Man In Tears As Girlfriend Of Five Years Sets To Marry Abroad Returnee
A Nigerian man recently had his heart shattered into pieces, after his girlfriend of 5 years ditched him and is now set to marry an abroad returnee.
According to a Twitter user, @Buchi_smallzy who narrated the story, the lady told his heartbroken friend that her wedding has been scheduled to hold on the 29th of December.
The shattered man is said to have taken up his office leave in order to travel out of the country because to suppress the burden of the situation.
Buchi said the lady claimed she took the decision due to parental pressure.
He tweeted: “My Guy is fucked up! His babe for 5years is getting married to one foolish IJGB come December 29th and she just told him Yesterday and Man was crying telling me on the Phone! He taking up his leave and travelling out for 1month because he can’t stand it! I did the Link up
I had to Whatapp her Yesterday and she invited me to the wedding and I was so close to insulting her using words like “She loves him but Family pressure”!! My guy is comfortable and the relest guy I know and it hurts me to see him cry to a girl I toasted for him back then!!”
Suspected Ritualist Disguised As Mad Man Caught In Delta [PHOTO]
A suspected ritualist who is said to have disguised as a mad man, has been nabbed.
The man was reportedly apprehended at the popular Otokutu Bridge in Ughelli South council area of Delta state on Thursday evening December 12th.
Local reports show that the suspect was allegedly found with a human skull, different types of phones and other items.
Members of a local vigilante group trailed the suspect to his hideout located under the bridge after they spotted him receiving phone calls like a normal person.
However, the ‘madman’ reportedly threw one of the phones into the river on noticing that local security team had discovered his antics.
The vigilante members pounced on him, beat him severely and then handed him over to the police.
Woman, 21, Stabs Husband To Death For Stopping Her From Leaving Their Marriage
Mercy Wanjiru has been arrested by the Kenyan police for allegedly stabbing her husband Kevin Kuria, to death for trying to stop her from leaving their marriage.
The incident occurred in Nakuru on Thursday December 12, after Mercy packed her belongings and tried leaving their apartment following frequent domestic disputes.
Eyewitnesses said Mercy who stabbed her husband in the chest was heard saying that she was defending herself after he tried to stab her.
Nyumba Kumi Chairperson Daniel Thiong’o said: “She had her suitcase already packed but the man would not allow her to leave.
“When I was called to intervene, I found the man lying helpless on the floor with blood oozing from his chest.”
It was further gathered that the murder suspect kept making phone calls to neighbours and friends for help to take her husband to the hospital.
Corpse of the deceased has been moved to Nakuru Level Five hospital mortuary while Mercy is currently being held at Nakuru Central Police Station.
Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu said, “Investigations are ongoing, the suspect will be presented in court on Friday.”