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Family, church fight over Prophet Ajanaku’s November 16 burial


Family members and disciples of late Prophet Ireti Ajanaku are now singing discordant tunes over his burial date. Insiders revealed to ENCOMIUM Weekly that the family members have picked Saturday, November 16, 2013, as burial date of their late son, Abass, popularly known as Prophet Ajanaku.

According to Emmanuel Olesemeji, who revealed this to us on Saturday, October 5, 2013, the family members, after much deliberation, unanimously decided to bury their famous son, who has been lying in the morgue at Military Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, since Friday, August 23, 2013.

“Yes, it’s true that the family has decided to go ahead with the burial on Saturday, November 16, 2013. His younger brother, Moruf Ajanaku has spoken on behalf of the family. It is a known fact that he is dead and it has been confirmed medically”.

However, information available to ENCOMIUM Weekly has it that the church members, spearheaded by his delectable widow, Joy, have not agreed with the date. The reason, we learnt, is not unconnected with the fact that they have still refused to acknowledge his passage.

“How can they accept the burial date of someone they have not ever announced officially in church as dead”.

Nonetheless, we were informed that the family has communicated the decision to the widow.


ENCOMIUM Weekly gathered that the prophet would be buried in Lagos. Although, the family preferred either his Lagos home or hometown, Gbongan, Osun State, they decided to respect the deceased’s wish to be buried at his church in Lagos.


Since his demise, his widow, Joy, has been in charge as the general overseer of the ministry. Information available to ENCOMIUM Weekly revealed that she has been in charge of ministration at Sunday services since his demise.

We learnt she ministers in English and Yoruba. Despite the war her in-laws waged against her, we gathered she is handling the ministry bravely as if her hubby only travelled.


ENCOMIUM Weekly‘s check revealed that followers of the late Prophet Ajanaku still clueing believing that their hero has not passed on to the world beyond. Aside the fact that they still hold daily vigil for him, they have refused to agree that he has gone.

The church secretary, Rose, called us few days back to express the church’s displeasure over widespread report of his demise.

“Who told you he is dead? Please, stop referring to him as late Prophet Ajanaku. He is not dead”.


The whole issue began on Sunday, August 18, 2013, when it was reported that the controversial Pastor Ajanaku had passed on, on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Gbongan, Osun State. Few hours later, it was announced that he had resurrected.

ENCOMIUM Weekly later gathered that his church members brought his corpse to Lagos and started vigil, praying for his resurrection. However, on Thursday, August 22, 2013, he was certified dead by a team of doctors. His corpse was deposited at the Military Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, on Friday, August 23, 2013. While the family members know their son is dead, the church members still hold onto their belief that he only went on a spiritual exercise.


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