The newly appointed Permanent Secretary in Anambra State Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Barrister Samuel Chinedu Ike, on Sunday, revealed how a life cockroach penetrated and lived safe in his ear for four months.
Barr. Ike, who was speaking at a thanksgiving service held at St. James Anglican Church, Iyi-Owa Odekpe, in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state, explained that the cockroach tormented him while trying unsuccessfully gain entrance into his brain before it was successfully removed.
“I am not only here to thank God over my recent appointment as a Permanent Secretary. I want to thank God Almighty, because if not for Him, I would have died before now. When I was driving one day, I noticed a moving something in my ear. It was a medium sized cockroach. I don’t know how it penetrated into my ear. It lived in my ear mysteriously for four months, I termed it as spiritual attacks from my enemies.
I visited Iyi-Enu hospital Ogidi, in Idemili Council Area of the state for two months before it was successfully removed from my ear by a team of Medical doctors. The doctors told me I would have run mad if it had succeeded in gaining entrance into my brain. It was brought out alive and killed by my friends and family.
The permanent Secretary also recalled other several experiences he passed through a week after governor Willie Obiano announced his appointment to include having sleepless night for four days, and circumstances that would have paralyzed him, if not for the quick intervention from Bishops and other spiritual leaders.
Speaking in an interview after the service, the Anambra State Head of Service, Barr. Harry Uduh, urged the new permanent Secretary to continue on his diligence to service as God would reward him more.
Earlier in a sermon, the Anglican Bishop, Aguata Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Ezeofor, who presided over the service amidst other clergies and prelates, charged Nigerians to always give thanks to God irrespective of any circumstances they found themselves, be it good or bad.