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Prophet Ajanaku’s family denies secret occult burial

‘His corpse is at the mortuary; you can go there to confirm’

Late Prophet Ajanaku

Late Prophet Ajanaku

Contrary to the rumour few days ago that the late Prophet Ireti Ajanaku had been buried secretly by occultic priests according to the instructions of his kinsmen, ENCOMIUM Weekly’s check revealed that the body is still intact at the mortuary of Military Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.

In an exclusive chat with a spokesperson for the family who pleaded anonymity on Saturday, November 10, 2013, he confirmed that they were privy to the widespread insinuation which was quite shocking as the corpse is still at the mogue of the Military Hospital.

“It came as a shock to us too when we heard that he had been buried secretly by occultic priests. They claimed that’s the reason we were quiet about his burial plans. The reports were total falsehood. You can find out yourself. The body is still in the mortuary pending when we conclude plans about his burial. Thus, I can tell you authoritatively that he has not been buried”.

Last week, speculations were rife that the Gbogan, Osun born spiritualist and former spiritual father of Yoruba gospel singer, Tope Alabi, late Prophet Ajanaku has finally been buried secretly by occultic people. The news which went viral claimed that the shame of the incident informed the secrecy and silence of the family members and the church on his burial plans. However, investigation by ENCOMIUM Weekly revealed that two and half months later, his body is still intact at the morgue of Military Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.


Despite the disagreement between the family members and the disciples of late Prophet Ireti Ajanaku over his burial plans and date, ENCOMIUM Weekly gathered that he would be buried in Lagos. Although, the family preferred either his Lagos home or hometown, Gbogan, Osun State, they decided to respect the deceased’s wish to be buried at his church in Lagos.


Since the death of the controversial clergy, 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 ministrations at Sunday services since her husband’s demise.

We reliably gathered that she has been the brain behind her late hubby’s online stuffs, books and tapes before his demise. However, due to the myriad of issues she is having with the family, we gathered she is still hooked up in a rented apartment at Abule Egba, Lagos.


The whole palaver began on Sunday, August 18, 2013, when it was reported that the controversial clergy 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 25, 2013. While the family members knew their son was dead, the church members still held on to the belief that he only went on a spiritual exercise.



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