Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's church accused of holding on to man's body

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's church accused of holding on to man's body

- Danjuma Ayiku's family is upset with his girlfriend and prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s church after they tried to resurrect him

- The family claims Danjuma's body was kept from them while the attempted resurrection took place

- The family is now preparing to collect his body and give Danjuma a proper burial

The family of a Nigerian man Danjuma Ayiku has accused prophet Sheperd Bushiri's church and Ayiku's girlfriend of keeping his body away from them.

The girlfriend who was identified as, Thelma Hanyane, was apparently trying to bring Danjuma back to life with the help of the church, as pastors from prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s church were assisting the heartbroken young lady.

However, the resurrection was reportedly meant to take place on Sunday, September 9.

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Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's church accused of holding on to man's body

Danjuma and Thelma in happier days together (Image Source: The Daily Sun)

Daily Sun reported that Ayiku's sister heard people were visiting her brother's body in the mortuary to rub oil on his body. It was further reported that the deceased had been living in South Africa for 16 years until his death on Friday, August 31.

Late Ayiku and Thelma reportedly began their relationship in June and lived in Tshwane, South Africa.

Thelma's church believed in resurrections but she never attempted it. Afterwards, Thelma called her boyfriend's family to inform them of his passing. However, she refused to allow anyone to identify him. He was identified by officials from the Nigerian Union in South Africa.

The family later heard that Ayiku's corpse was smelly and swollen and his nose was bloody and his neck bruised but the young lady refused anyone from identifying him except the Nigerian Union. Late Ayiku will now be buried on Saturday, September 15.

However, the angered family are preparing to collect his body as they are very upset that Thelma began making funeral arrangements without their knowledge. She decided to take over the funeral rites because she felt they do not have enough money for a befitting burial.

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She added that the body was in a bad condition because the fridges at the mortuary are faulty but the Pretoria West Hospital where the deceased's body was kept, denied this accusation.

However, Prophet Bushiri couldn't be reached for comment on the attempted resurrection.

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