Saturday, September 15, 2012 21:27
Written by Uchechukwu Olisah, Benin City Wednesday, 12 September 2012
The horse given birth to by a woman in Benin City, Edo State, on Tuesday.
A woman purportedly gave birth to a foal (horse like) creature,
otherwise known as a baby horse, on Tuesday, at the World Liberation
Ministry, on the old Benin-Sapele road during the church’s prophecy
The strange creature, which threw the church members into panic, had
died by the time journalists visited the church following the strange
The identity of the woman was yet to be known but some church members
said she started screaming during the prayer session and began bleeding
from her private part just before the foal-like creature emerged.
General Overseer of the church, Evangelist Silva Wealth, said he was still shocked by what came out of the woman’s womb.
He said during prayers he had a revelation that there was a woman with an issue and that something was blocking her womb.
According to him, as prayers intensified, the woman started screaming
and began to bleed and eventually gave birth to the creature.
Evangelist Wealth said he could not confirm whether the creature was dead or alive because he did not go near it.
“I can’t describe the object. We have seen people vomit several things
during our service but not this type of thing. God has been blessing our
ministry with prophecies and miracles,” he added.
The woman was reported to have gone for medical check-up when
journalists visited, just as elders and leaders of the church’s host
community, Evboriaria, were said to have launched investigation into the
Update: Woman Who Gave Birth To Horse-Like Creature Was Childless For 11 Years
Fresh facts emerged yesterday that the woman who gave birth to a horse-like creature during a prayer session at the World
Liberation Ministry, Evuoriaria Community, off Benin-Sapele Road, Benin
City, Edo State on Tuesday, got married 11 years ago without a child.
The facts came to the fore as members of the ministry, who witnessed
the delivery of the strange creature, gave details of who the woman was
and how she gave birth inside the church’s auditorium on Tuesday.
An eyewitness, Mrs. Veronica Egiebor, a nurse, disclosed that the woman
was a vegetable seller for more than 10 years, adding that she
sponsored her boyfriend through his university education with the
profits she made from the business.
But when it was time for her and the boyfriend to come together in
marriage, the boy’s mother allegedly turned the table around.
So, the relationship broke up.
The man reportedly got married to another person and she also got married to another man some years later.
Egiebor said the General Overseer of the ministry, Evangelist Revd
Silva Iyamu, walked up to the woman during the prayer session and asked
if she was pregnant and her answer was in the affirmative.
The woman said sometimes she would feel that she was pregnant and at
times, it would seem as if she was not carrying any pregnancy.
“The evangelist told her she was not carrying an ordinary baby. He
said: ‘Do you want to go to a doctor to flush out what you are carrying
because what you are carrying is not a baby?’ The pastor paused and
asked her again: “Or do you want it to happen here?’ Everybody shouted
Egiebor stated that Iyamu asked the woman if she wanted to go to
hospital for evacuation and she said no. This, she said, made the
general overseer to begin the spiritual exercise.
She added: “Then, the evangelist asked four women to donate their
wrappers to form a fence around her. He asked the men to move to the
back of the auditorium. He told the congregation that the matter was a
Egiebor stated that Iyamu poured anointing oil on the woman, sprinkled
her with sachet water and directed the congregation to pray fervently.
Before long, she said, the woman felt uncomfortable and went into labour.
Egiebor said: “She held somebody’s leg with the clothes as she pushed
harder for the baby to come out. Then, something dropped and she fell.
The thing fell, some people called it a goat but it looked like a horse.
It has a long neck and the ears were long. It was exactly like a horse,
although it was in a baby form.”
The turn of event, according to her, made Iyamu to issue a strong warning to the congregants to steer from the demonic object.
She maintained that many of the congregants took to their heels as soon as Iyamu gave the warning.
Personal Assistant to the General Overseer, Prince John Ogbovoh, who
said the branch of the ministry where the incident occurred was
established about five months ago, described the incident as
He disclosed that the woman got married about 11 years ago and has not had any issue since then.
He explained that the woman had come to the ministry for prayer of
deliverance from her barrenness, adding that his boss prayed with her
and told her that she carried a funny creature in her womb.
Fielding question on why the woman was at large, he responded: “I am
sure the woman is ashamed. God has done a good job in her life and she
is ashamed. But I am sure she will come back. The dead creature was left
for a while for people to see.
“This morning (Wednesday), the people ordered that they should throw
the creature away because it was becoming an embarrassment. Evangelist
Iyamu has launched a manhunt for her.”
A member of the ministry, Ivie Imhanluobe, who said he attended the
prayer session, also recalled that the woman sat on the front row.
According Imhanluobe: The pastor prayed for her and she fell under the anointing. She delivered a horse.
“We have seen ritual money turned to tortoise in this church.”
Another member of the ministry, Maria Osawaye, said the woman was covered in her own blood and was weak after the delivery.
Evangelist Iyamu insisted that the woman actually gave birth to the
mysterious creature in his church, saying whoever was in doubt should
verify the news.
Iyamu maintained: “This is not strange to us
“We have been seeing miracles in this ministry. When we were praying
yesterday (Tuesday), a word of knowledge came about somebody who had an
issue with pregnancy. The vision was clear that whenever she went for
ultra-sound, the doctors would confirm that she was pregnant on some
occasions and sometimes said she was not pregnant.
“As the deliverance was going on, I noticed that a woman was bleeding
and I asked her to come to the front. Some minutes later, we heard
“I am not a medical doctor and I may not know the appropriate word to use.
“When she came out, everybody was weeping. It was something we have not
seen for a long time. Later she collapsed. So, we had to order
everybody to go outside the auditorium for ventilation before she was
revived. Some women who were around cleaned her up.”
Answering question on the speculation that the incident was not true
and that it was a ploy to increase members of his ministry, Iyamu
responded: “Every story has two sides. To find out about any ministry,
go to that ministry. Signs and wonders are normal things in this
“So, nobody can predict what God can do. Whoever is in doubt should come with a request.”
Meanwhile, a Consultant Gynaecologist, Dr. Jerry Uwaifo, has described
as a blatant lie the news of the birth of the horse-like creature.
Uwaifo, who is the Medical Director of Central Hospital, Benin City,
maintained that it was not medically possible for a woman to be
delivered of an animal.
He explained that there has always been a genetic basis for giving birth.
His words: “A woman can give birth to a deformed child but not animal.
“How come they didn’t bring her to a reputable hospital so that it can
be verified? God does not perform a miracle in that way. He will not
allow a woman to deliver a horse.”
Uwaifo stated that the medical association could not launch an
independent investigation into the bizarre incident unless there was an
invitation to do so, adding that it must also be done with the consent
of the woman’s husband.
Culled From The SUN (Nigeria)