Ghanaian actor John Dumelo fires back at fans who claim he is an idol worshiper (photo)

Ever since talented Ghanaian actor John Dumelo walked down the aisle with his beautiful bride, the handsome young man has managed to keep his life away from prying eyes. You rarely see him in movies as well as share posts on social media. However, the gentleman has been forced to talk and this time around, he fires back at those who believe he his an idol worshiper or he is practicing occultism. Looking at the picture which got people talking, Dumelo was seen touching the feet of a statue of Christ while on a trip to Montreal. According to his post, he disclosed that he usually does not respond to such comments but stated that, this is an exemption. He made his point by making reference to the woman who had the issue of blood and only wished to be able to touch the hem of Christ’s garment. Dumelo’s post reads: “I usually don’t respond to ‘negative ‘ comments on Instagram but these set of comments need clarification. I posted a picture of myself touching the feet of a statue Christ in a church in Montreal. Some people said it’s idol worshiping. Some said it’s blasphemy and others too said it’s occultism. If we all turn our bibles to Matthew 9:20–22, it’s talks about a woman touching the robe of Jesus to be healed. She said ‘If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed’. That was her faith. And her faith healed her. When we go to certain churches these days, anointing oil, water etc are sold. Some are asked to pray over these and apply them to be healed. What about those that touch TV’s to be healed? Is that idol worshiping? Is that occultism? No, it’s all in your faith. Faith is such a big influence if used correctly. I’m a proud catholic and I will never be ashamed of that. My catholic beliefs and principles have brought me this far and it’s taking me[…]

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There’s no fraud in our payment of allowances to officers – Foreign affairs ministry denies claim

– Reports claiming that there were some fraudulent practices in the payment of allowances to officers of the ministry of foreign affairs have been dismissed – Tope Elias-Fatile, the ministry’s spokesman, said that due processes were followed in the payment of the said allowances – He further said that only 59 officers sat for the promotion examinations and not 129 officers as allegedly reported, adding that the operatives were paid in naira and not in dollars The ministry of foreign affairs has denied reports of alleged fraud in the payment of estacode allowances of officers who travelled to supervise the 2018 Promotion Examinations for officers and diplomats abroad, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The ministry’s spokesperson, Tope Elias-Fatile said the report was false and misleading. Concerning the development, Elias-Fatile said: ”The report of any fraud in the payment of estacode as it relates to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is absolutely false and should be disregarded.” He said contrary to the report, the estacode allowances of all the officers who travelled to supervise the 2018 Promotion Examinations in the four centres abroad in Kenya, London, New York and New Delhi were paid directly into their accounts upon their return from the exercise. He further said: ”Besides, the payments were made in naira not in dollars as alleged. It is incorrect that over 100 officers of the ministry travelled to supervise the examination exercise. Only 36 officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs travelled for the supervision. ”Also, it is only 59 officers that sat for the promotion examinations and not 129 officers as allegedly reported.” According to him, the conduct of promotion examinations for officers and Nigerian diplomats abroad is statutory and the ministry is in charge of the supervision of officers on grade levels seven to 14. ”The Federal Civil Service Commission conducts and supervises examinations for all directorate level officers,” he insisted. He said contrary to the report, the ministry followed all due processes in the[…]

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