The birth of a ‘wonder boy’, simply referred to as ‘Daddy Samuel’, in
Akure, the Ondo state capital, has turned the residence of his parents
into a sort of miracle healing centre.
People from far and near have been besieging the house daily to seek
spiritual assistance from the two month-old baby said to have spoken in
the cradle – two weeks after birth.
Samuel, whose parents claimed was born with a bunch of leaves bonded by a
strand of hair, was said to possess a special healing power…
Mr Olusola Ajayi, Samuel’s father, said: “My wife gave birth on the
28th of August after a bunch of leaves came out of her womb and we were
amazed after he began to talk, charging us to proclaim his coming to the
According to the parents, mysterious powers of Samuel, born at a
Comprehensive Health Centre in Akure, became noticeable when a bunch of
leaves was said to have preceded his coming out of the mother’s womb.
“Two weeks later, Samuel shocked us and his three older brothers when he
instructed us to proclaim his coming to the world,” Ajayi said.
However, the baby did not talk when NAN visited, and neither could the
parents show the said bunch of leaves nor play the recording of the
boy’s speech that was being circulated round town. Yet, they insisted on
his miraculous birth.
The parents, who recently relocated from Lagos, said they had made
several attempts to abort the boy’s pregnancy due to economic hardship
in the upkeep of the three boys they had before Samuel. Some of the
visitors who visited the house said they were there to satisfy their
curiosity and to seek spiritual assistance.
Pastor Gabriel Oluwadamilare of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Shalom
Parish, Ikorodu, Lagos State described the baby as a true messenger of
Oluwadamilare said that circumstances that surrounded the birth of new born baby also happened in the Bible.
“I actually came to see the glory and I have no doubt about it. My stand
is that what happened is true because nothing is impossible for God to
“I have come to seek spiritual solution in respect of a lady who has
visited several hospitals in Lagos over bone problems in the last five
“There is nothing fetish about the boy coming to the world with a bunch
of leaves, it is just a sign from God,” the pastor noted.
One of the workers at the place, Maruf Akande, also known as Alfa, said
the whole situation was a wonder to him, saying that the baby started
speaking when he was two weeks old.
According to Akande, who claimed to be the manager of the spiritual
centre, people have been coming to the place for the past one month, and
the baby’s parents have not rested due to the huge crowd that keeps
“The service rendered was free initially but we have started collecting a
consultation fee of N500 per head with a view to reducing the crowd.
yet they keep coming.
“People who need help come from far places – Lagos, Abuja and even overseas and they can testify to God’s glory.
”For instance, a woman came from Abuja with three years pregnancy but
she gave birth inside a bus conveying her back to Abuja after taking
sachet water given to her here.
“The baby only spoke twice and since then he has transfered the spirit
to his mother who can heal anyone each time she carried the baby to her
“The whole thing started when this baby Samuel started saying after two
weeks that his parents should announce his glory to the whole world,”
A woman at the venue, Mrs Aina Bello, said that her husband was a
beneficiary of the ‘wonder boy’. Bello said her husband was ill for six
days to the extent that some hospitals rejected him since they did not
have a solution to his illness.
“We just discovered that my husband collapsed, all his body system
became abnormal and he was in that position for six days. “We have spent
about N45,000 in different hospitals but the situation remained the
same. Even some rejected him.
“But thanks to baby Samuel that God used to heal my husband. Samuel’s
mother just told me, having received inspiration from baby Samuel, to
give him sachet water and instructed me to give alms, which I did. To my
surprise, when I did as was instructed, my husband just got healed. He
can walk and do normal things now,” she said.
According to NAN, The birth of Samuel had also boost economic activities in the area.