Queens Of The Night – Confessions Of Female Armed Robbers

An article from Nigeria’s newspaper The Sun concerning the recent deliverance and rehabilitation of armed robbers at The SCOAN.

For years, frail – looking Favour held the forte in the Eastern part of the country. She and her gang terrorized and successfully ran the crime scene in Enugu, Awka, Onitsha, Aba Owerri, Abakaliki and Port Harcourt. Dimunitive, comely Mavis and her gang held sway at Benin city Asaba Warri and Sapele. As though on cue, the two dangerous dames came to a church, Synagogue (SCOAN) in a Lagos suburb, Ikotun, and openly confessed. They publicly begged for forgiveness.

Listen to Favour as she gushed like an unstoppable water tap: “My name is Favour (surname withheld). I’m from Enugu State. My father died when I was a small girl. I saw my mother suffering to raise us. So, being the first child, I decided to go out and hustle.

My boyfriend in secondary school helped me. I left my mother and four of my younger ones and ran away with him. I didn’t know the type of job, he was doing but there was money at home. He was always going out and bringing money.

Sometimes, he and his friends would come home and drink and smoke heavily. From the smell of the cigarratte, I knew it was Indian hemp. One night, I smoked it with them. I wasn’t myself for two days. Later I started smoking again and nothing happened to me. Each time I smoked it, I felt strong and powerful.

I started following the boys out at night. We used to rob buses, and houses with big, high walls. Anywhere there is a big fence, there’s money people are hiding there.

Shoot out
At times we ran into police road blocks. That was always not good, we always wanted to bypass such a place but the police used to get tipped off and come after us. When that happened, our boys died. We at times got them too. One day, we even overpowered them. We collected their guns and moved.

Stolen money, cursed money
We make money but we don’t even use it well. I think stolen money is cursed. Yes, it’s blood money. Once we shared it, everyone went his way. We give it to friends, buy more drinks, Indian hemp, Chinese tablets, good clothes that’s all. Nobody cared about going to bank and saving some. We were even afraid of everyone.

I later became pregnant. When I noticed it, I stopped going out for operations. I stayed at home until I delivered a baby boy. He’s four years old now. I know something will go wrong one day. I was always afraid. After so many years away from home, I decided to go and look for my mother. I found her but I didn’t tell her what I was doing. I lied to her that I was working and schooling.

Tragic end
Two months after reconciling with my mother, my boyfriend died. I was told he died in a shootout with the police. I took my son home to my mother. I dropped him there and continued. I started leading the gang. We went to places. We got charms for protection. I avoided my mother. She sells food-stuff. When she goes to market, I go into the house to see my son. I’ll leave money for them and run.

I came here because I saw what he (Prophet T. B. Joshua) has done for other people like me on Emmanuel Television. Please I beg God and all of you to forgive me. I know I’ve lived a useless life. I want to start a new life and be good person. If not for God, I would have died like my boyfriend and others.

Double life
Born in Delta State, Mavis like a Favour was raised by a single parent – her mother. According to her, her parents divorced when she was still a toddler. She became a teenage mother. She claims her boyfriend also introduced her to prostitution, armed robbery and other vices. Hear her: I became pregnant and went to live with the boy responsible for it. After delivering a baby boy – he’s now six years old, life became tough – no money, no food, nothing at all. So, I began doing all types of things to survive.

At night, I’ll dress and pose at street corners. Because I’m yellow (fair in complexion), car owners would see me and stop. They would carry me and pay me N2,000 for short time. If it’s all night, I got up to N4,0000. If the man is rich I will go to the toilet and phone the boys. I’ll tell them the house number and every thing. When they come. They will tie us up and beat all of us. After the robbery, I’ll get my own cut. It depends on the amount, they always gave me a good portion because I arranged every thing.

The man may not suspect, I at times put sleeping pills in his drink and he would sleep. While the man was sleeping, I’d take his money, phones and valuables and go away. When I did that, nobody would see me around for weeks. I usually went away to another town.

Roaming large
Port Harcourt used to be good until cult and militant boys drove away oil workers and businessmen. The Oyibo boys were easy to rob. When they take you to night club, you’ll phone the boys and they will come and waylay (ambush) us.

Warri was also a good place. The oil workers used to give us money. I’ve also carried gun and went with the boys for operations. One company wanted to pay their workers. Someone inside told us and we attacked. We got the money that day. As we were going, and saw crowd, we threw bundles of money at them.

Now I’m tired of that type of life. I don’t want to go back to that life again. Please help me.

A pastor who wanted anonymity told Sunday Sun the two women would undergo a rigorous prayer session before being rehabilitated. “We wont leave them alone. We’ll monitor and mentor them” the pastor said.

By Jossy Idam (jidam14@yahoo.com)
Sunday, January 10, 2010


After their confession and deliverance, both Mavis and Favour spent some weeks in The SCOAN for a period of rehabilitation and reformation. As part of Another Ministry, the humanitarian arm of The SCOAN, they were then given N200,000, a Holy Bible and four bags of rice, ready to start a new life in Christ.

The evidence of Jesus Christ is lives changed!

  • I really appreciate the life changing activity going on every day in the synagogue church of all nations.
    It depicts the true picture of christianity and exemplary nature of Jesus Christ.
    May the good God continue to bless Prophet T.B. Joshua and his crew who make life to have meaning to the poor,weak and broken hearted.

  • Mavis Tebogo Rametsana

    God is the source of all blessings,both spiritual and material blessings.For you to continue to enjoy God’s blessings,you must continually live according to His will and commands.Remember,the moment you do anything in opposition to God’s commands,you strain your fellowship with God,thereby blocking your channel of blessings.

    Better is not good enough,the best is yet to come!

  • david psalmist

    Thank u prophet Joshua for ur life changing messages.I am proud to be a Nigerian because u truly an example of jesus Christ.

  • My name is mr. Ishaya Dauda, i wacth, read & listing to emmanuel tv, an i’ve seen the miracles, delivarance that happened there, all in Jesus name through his mouthpiece, Prophet TB Joshua may God, continued to bless his son amen. I pray an belived that one day i ‘ll meet with my father and receive my blessings in Jesus name (amen). Ishaya Dauda Kano Nigeria.

  • ntengkeh daniel

    For a man of God to perform miracles of such magnitude as I have had occasion to watch on Immanuel tv on regular basis, and yet remain so humble, is incomprehensible to me! This humility is supernatural and I thank God for this.

    May the Almighty and everlasting God continue to bless his humble servant, prophet T.B. Joshua and use him to reveal Himself to humanity in ever increasing measure.

    I also pray that God would give me the opportunity to visit and fellowship in the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations.

    Ntengkeh Daniel in Bambili, Cameroon.

  • Siwale kenan

    My name is Siwale Kenan,I m a regular viewer of emmanuel tv.This channel has become part of my life ,a day can’t just pass without tuning to this channel.I have seen miracles,delivarance that happen there in the name of Jesus christ by Prophet T B Joshua.May God continue blessing the man of God through Jesus christ.I pray and believe that one day I will meet with the man of God and recieve my blessings and delivarance in Jesus name(amen)Siwale Kenan.Zambia

  • Joe Efughu

    May God keep enriching Prophet TB Joshua. May He keep enriching his humility & keep him going in the midst of falsehood & lies spread about him. May God keep filling him with His power to continue helping His children.

  • It is good for us to repent the two did fine for for giving them self to Jesus sin is death they should sin no more The prophet is a real man of God we love him

  • If christian doubt mirracle I wonder what has become of faith and if we felt is debatable what has become of God’s wisdom .He is the present wisdom of God in christ that confound the wise

  • Imoh Sampson

    I am not too good with the Holy Bible, but from the little i know the teaching and life of Prophet TB Joshua reflects the true life and teaching of Jesus Christ the saviour. As such nothing is attracting me to him but his humble lifestyle, simplicity and his spirit of giving, instead of acquiring skycrappers and private jets here and there. May God Almighty continue to raise him from height to height and from strenght to strenght in his service to humanity. I want God Almighty to also us Him to list my name on his list today… Amen!!!

  • If something I have to say concerning Prophet Joshua now, is to thank God for such a man like him. We are not complete without him and he also needs us. At least he needs me to tell him that I thank God for him. Thank you from Angola.

  • Harry Kanyandi

    I have no words to express the good works you have done to me in particular and those thousands out there. Honestly its hard to believe what am seeing. Exactly what I read in the Bible am seeing it live on TV its really amazing. May God continue pouring blessing on Prophetic TB Joshua and the EmmanualTV team and all members of the Synagogue. Harry


  • james stap

    nigerians like quick money get rich quick attitude push those girls to robery thanks to God almighty others should learn

  • How I wish Nigerians appreciated this man of God Long before now. Thank you prof T B Joshua for allowing yourself to be used by God for the salvation of God’s children.

  • Michael

    Pastor Joshua,

    One thing we Nigerians need to realise is to stop fooling ourselves. This ladies are hardened criminals and have confessed that they were robbers. The ideal thing is to hand them over to the police for thorough investigation and for possible prosecution. If found guilty the judge will sentence them and there and then pastor Joshua and his ministries can then visit them in prison for deliverance. The Sinners must be punished especially where other suspect might be serving a sentence for an offence they did not commit.

  • TB JOSHUA is only man of God that was chosen by God,he is my only heart and only one indeed. fredickobiorah@yahoo.com

  • irokwe, joseph

    prophet tb joshua is god sent and he has done good to a lot of people.god will really bless him and his entire generation.

  • Nipen Kujur

    I’m Nipen Kujur for India (Jharkhand)
    I want to open small orphanage. that is why i was asking you help. Please tell me that are you willing to help me.If so then i will be very happy of your help. May God be with us in building this proj