Wonders, they say, shall never end. The leadership and members of St.
Marry’s Parish in Hwolshe, Jos, Plateau State were dumbfounded
when the N300,000 that was realised as collection on Sunday suddenly turned into
bundle of papers.
A local media reports that the strange incident
happened at the banking hall of Zenith Bank main branch in Jos, where
the Church Secretary, Miss Ifeoma Eze had gone to deposit the
“The money was intact when I left home for the bank
but on getting to the counter, I opened the polythene bag only to
discover that it has turned to bundles of papers. I was so confused and
scared; I started screaming and was oblivious of the attention I was
attracting as bewildered customers tried to console me,” she said.
Ifeoma said she was particularly confused because she was wondering how
to relay the story to the Parish Priest who entrusted the money to her.
“It is a story I find difficulty in telling anyone because not many
people can believe it,” she added.
Confirming that she actually
took the “real” money with her, Miss Ifeoma said she even changed the
smaller denominations into bigger ones to ease the deposit processes in
Although some members of the church thinks there was a
foul play somewhere, but Rev. Father Emmanuel Ray-Ikpe, the Parish
Priest, described the incident as “unfortunate, surprising and
“I have never heard of such a thing before but it has
happened to us; to our Church. There is nothing we can do about it. My
secretary came back from the bank crying. Only God knows what exactly
happened… We have left everything in the hands of God our creator,” the
Reverend Father said.
Hehehe# Nawa oh!