Charles Nwoke, Makurdi, Nigeria.
November 5, 2020
Images shared courtesy of local news, fair use.
All the properties belonging to one Prophet identified as Joshua Uhembe and his second in command, Noah Saka has been set ablaze by aggrieved youths after they were both accused of being behind the alleged disappearance of manhood in Daudu Town, Guma Local Government Area of Benue.
The disgruntled youths also set Divine Shadow Church, ablaze. The church’s president Saka and Prophet Uhembe were arrested and handed over to the police after the former reportedly confessed to the crime.
Sharing photos of some of the razed buildings, a member of the community, Ayibe Sulega Festus wrote:
“You can use your penis and your wife’s vagina and your children’s everything for money, we don’t have problems with that but using other’s penis and their children is our cause of anger. But if you are a motivational speaker please come to Daudu and talk, don’t stay far.”
Meanwhile, the media assistant of the community, James Nelson Akpe, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the suspects have been taken to the police headquarters in Makurdi as they await the Governor’s response.
“Daudu is one of the major markets in Guma local government of Benue State, it’s no longer news that for the past weeks’ cases of manhood snatching, was on the increase,” the statement reads.
“Today, the district head of Mbawa council ward chief Oliver Chado alongside the deputy chairman of Guma on behalf of council chairman Hon. John Mark convoked a stakeholder/traditional council meeting in DAUDU to proffer lasting solutions to the ugly menace.
“After a careful examination and investigation by elderly people as explained by victims of the incidence, it was founded thus: Mr. Noah Terhemba Saka (rtd) aka Adedem U Nyiev and Prophet Joshua Uhembe also known as pastor Ahembe Ikpe of divine shadow church DAUDU ( one of the leading ministries recently established in DAUDU town). Are responsible for the act”
The ruling, HRH begha U Guma and Ter Guma directed for their arrest and they were taken to police headquarters Makurdi pending the governor’s response.