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Photo: Mad Man Delivered By Deeper Life Pastor In Ketu Lagos Recounts Ordeal

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Nov 24, 2015 – Picture: Mentally Unstable Man Delivered By Deeper Life Pastor In Ketu Lagos Recounts Ordeal

Wednesday July 1, 2015 will always remain evergreen in John’s memory.

It was the day he was miraculously healed of his insanity after he had been wandering the streets for 14 solid years.

Even now, almost five months after, the story still sounds strange to him. But those that knew him during his days as a madman insist that there is no sign that he had ever suffered from mental challenge.

When the reporter visited him at his pastor’s residence, it was hard to know that he had ever experienced any form of insanity. But he couldn’t narrate how he became normal again after many years of purposelessly roaming the streets of Lagos.

He told the reporter: “My parents hail from Delta State, but I was born in Lagos. I can’t recall what happened to me during those years.

The only thing I could recall vividly was the crowd saying amen to the prayers I heard as water was poured on me that day. I saw a crowd gathered round me shouting, ‘praise the Lord’ and I was confused. But I knew through the pictures and documents that I was mad before. But now, I thank God that I am better,” he said.

According to his elder sister, Christiana Kakaviya, John’s issue started in the year 2001 when he completed his secondary education.

The once bright young man started displaying signs of madness after his West African School Certificate examinations which he passed with distinction.

“John was a brilliant student then. I remembered when we were in secondary school; his results were the best in the family. We all grew up in Lagos but lost our father along the line. The signs started showing first in his elder brother Emmanuel before it manifested fully in John.

“I remember a particular time when he was too violent to control: I had to call the neighbours to tame him. This happened when we were living at Kosofe. Honestly, it was hell for me taking care of him then. It got to a stage that the people living around us told me to remove him from the area. I could not do it because I could not afford his hospital fees.

“John stayed with me and one day, he left the house and for two years, he did not return. One day, my son went to Ketu where he saw his uncle on the street running, wearing a pair of torn boxers, talking to himself and smoking. He told me that his condition was too extreme. I broke down in tears because I knew that this was not normal,” she said.

Showing our correspondent the medical card of John, she narrated with a pitiable face how she suffered in taking care of her brother.

“I saved some money and took John for medical check-up at Yaba where he was confirmed to be mentally unstable. His treatment continued for some months and when I could no longer foot his bills, I brought him back home. But he left again and we lost touch until I heard of the miracle.

“Honestly, it was not easy for me seeing my brother mentally unstable.
When he went missing for two years, I did all in my power to locate him for about one year. It was after the second year that someone told me that they saw him at one garbage point.

“Even though the traffic held me that day, I went there and saw with my own eyes, my brother sleeping half naked on the refuse dump. I could not stand it and so I told people to help me get him. People around refused because they said he was known to be violent. My younger sister also visited him but could do nothing.

“Whenever he was mentally unstable, John possessed a very harsh character, but he would play sometimes. He worked as a security guard for a bank at Satellite Town before, but his appointment was terminated due to his mental state,” she said.

In an interview with our correspondent, Pastor Enahoro, who conducted the deliverance session where John was brought back to normal, said that he had noticed the man for weeks and was moved with compassion to pray for him.

“By the grace of God, before that first of July when the miracle occurred, I have been seeing him at that Ketu area and saw the way he was violent, dirty and the way he spoke to himself. I knew within me that it was the work of the devil. So I tried to minister to him but he attacked me. I had to run for my life but my conscience was telling me to go back and minister to him.

“After some weeks, I met him at Ketu again, this time under a bridge. He was smoking a packet of cigarettes, looking tattered and talking to himself, demonstrating on the air as he smoked. It was such a disgusting sight. After series of prayer and fasting, I went one evening again but I couldn’t find him there. I wanted to give up but I couldn’t. His case kept disturbing me.

“The day the spirit moved me, I went to him, and he was only in his boxer shorts, looking dirty at a round-about in Ketu. I bought him food and clothes. After he had eaten, I asked him his name and he shouted John and told me to leave him alone unless he would destroy me. People around gathered and were watching us.

“He tried to attack me and that was when I commanded the spirit to leave him. He struggled because I noticed some fetish bangles on his hands which contained the demons disturbing him. So I managed to break it from his hands through prayers and he fell and got himself.

The reporter gathered from an eyewitness who didn’t want his name mentioned that John was a popular but violent lunatic who roamed the Ketu axis prior to his healing.

“I really don’t know his name but I was there when the pastor prayed for him. I even recorded the video on my phone. For a long time now, he has been here smoking and eating from the refuse. Honestly, that was my first time to see such a miracle,” he said.

[Reported By Ikenwa Chizoba, Daily Sun]



  1. Ghana man

    November 24, 2015 at 4:18 AM

    How can a mad man remembers all that happened to him, I dont’ believe it

    • Stella peter

      November 24, 2015 at 5:39 AM

      Ghana man read the story well .there is nothing God can not do and deep life church can not lie.iam not there member.

    • Read

      November 24, 2015 at 6:57 AM

      Kindly look for an educated person to help you read and explain.

  2. Chizzey

    November 24, 2015 at 5:47 AM

    @ghanaman… u have understanding atall???if not re-read d story again and make sure u dont skip a line, call whoever that is more brilliant than u around to interprete any grammar that seem strange to u……meanwhile, thank God for the life of brother John…….hallelujah

    • Ruth

      November 25, 2015 at 12:57 AM

      Laugh kill me o

  3. olada

    November 24, 2015 at 6:51 AM

    hmm. praise be to God

  4. chidis

    November 24, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    Ghana sorry oo

  5. Veronica

    November 24, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    I appreciate God for dat miracle, He is God indeed, He make impossibility to become possible

  6. chic

    November 24, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Oh! what a mighty God. God thank you and I pray that his healing and deliverance will be permanent.


    November 24, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    There is nothing Almighty God can not do. Bible says with God all things are possible. I believe in the miracle. This miracle happened to let us know that Jesus Christ is real in our world, and He is still using men to perform his purpose on earth. Jesus is using this medium to call every one to himself. He is the Ultimate power. Surrender your life to Jesus and he will save you.

  8. Jennifer

    November 24, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    In the bible, Luke 1:37 says, “For with God nothing shall be impossible”. I give glory to God Almighty for healing Mr John. I wish the pastor will be led to do same for others. God bless U Pastor for been a true God’s servant.

    • Jilo

      November 24, 2015 at 5:38 PM

      @jennibaby, you raised one vital point in your comment that is the Pastor should try to do the same for other mentally unstable people. When Jesus was alive, he prayed and bless everyone not being selective. I don’t want to debunk the story and at the same time I don’t believe this stylishly staged miracle. Don’t tell me your God sent you only to this guy? there are lot of John out there who need prayer even if they are not going to be healed immediately. After this event, you will see many people trooping into this church in seeking for miracle. Folks, if God in his infinite mercy wants to heal this individual he can do that in various ways with or without using any Pastor. Nowadays it appears that this is an easy way for our business men AKA pastors of latter day to invite people for their business. According to the recent poll, we have one church per 100 household in Nigeria which makes Nigeria the only Nation with more Church’s than the rest of the World. May God helps us in Nigeria

      • Zion

        November 25, 2015 at 9:47 AM

        @ Jilo don’t get it wrong. That the Pastor deliver the madman does not guarantee his ability to deliver every madman on the street. If he is not led of God, he could have received God’s backing for the deliverance. Also note that not all the sick people in the time of Jesus were healed by Him but only those He was moved towards. For example, it was not only the sickman of 38years at the pool of bethsaidah that was there on that day, but it was only that man that He was moved to heal. Also remember the lame man at the beautiful gate that was healed by Peter, the man was there during the time of Jesus and He usually went to the temple to pray but the man was never healed by Him. It would be wrong for the pastor to take the glory for himself and at the same time for anyone to misjudge him.

  9. happiness

    November 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    @ GHANA MAN what is wrong with you, are you ok?

  10. KS2

    November 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    @Jilo, u really need prayers & some word of God. No doubt u are a Muslim, people that fights for God. U really need Jesus christ in ur life. Thanks be to God for using that his servant to set the man free. ‘Its all about Jesus, its all about God’.

    • Jilo

      November 25, 2015 at 3:16 PM

      @KS2 having a conversation with people like you is just a waste of time and demeaning. You need to think out of the box whenever you are criticizing people and stop this dogmatic approach of yours in order to make sense of your points. Whenever I say something in this forum, I say it due to my personal experience. I don’t know your age but bear it mind that sinister occurrence is going on globally and people are capable of doing something you least expect of them. That is why the integrity of some people especially those who call themselves men of God needs to be questioned especially when something mysterious like this happens.

  11. MICAH

    November 25, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Glory be to God for this great miracle. I believe becos He is same yesterday today and forever more.

  12. Ojelade O.O.

    November 27, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    This is great, all glory to our God the great physician. Hallelujah. His healing shall be permanent IJN.

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