-Why late husband’s family are fighting over his asset
+ Members still hold vigil praying for resurrection
MORE shocking facts have emerged on the running battle for the possession of late Prophet Ireti Ajanaku’s multi-million naira estate between his delectable widow, Joy and some of his family members.
ENCOMIUM Weekly’s check revealed that the widow has actually moved out of his Lagos property to a rented apartment at Abule Egba, Lagos. According to our sources, the ministry’s board got the new apartment for her due to constant harassment and threat by family members. We learnt she moved into the new place few days ago and they have kept the exact location under wraps for security reasons.
WHY THE FAMILY ARE AGAINST HER
Interestingly, ENCOMIUM Weekly’s check revealed that the major reason for the tussle borders on the legality of her marriage to the deceased. We learnt that Prophet Ajanaku was once married with two kids (a boy who was five and a girl, three).
Sadly, they all perished in a ghastly motor accident years back en route Gbongan, Osun State.
He later married Joy after he began his ministry in 1995. According to our source, family members were not aware of the marriage rites. However, we learnt the couple perfected their marriage three years ago. “The family will be shocked to the marrow when they finally know the truth. Late Prophet and his wife had their court wedding at Agege Registry three years ago. The move became necessary when he launched his international ministry. Thus, he legalized his marriage and obtained a marriage certificate. Also, he only paid his wife’s bride price few months back. It was as if he knew such a mess would occur after his death. The engagement was conducted at Abeokuta, Ogun State, her homestead. That is the reason the ministry got her an apartment pending the time the issue would be sorted out. We has also contacted our lawyer who has taken the necessary steps to take the matter to court. And I can assure you that she has legal backing.”
Also, we learnt the family were at loggerheads with her because she is privy to the man’s account as the next of kin. “They believe he has hundred of millions in his account which they can’t have access to.”
WHERE WILL HE BE BURIED?
ENCOMIUM Weekly reliably gathered that the Prophet would be buried in Lagos. Contrary to the speculation that he might be buried in his hometown, Gbongan, Osun State, we confirmed that he would be interred at his church in Lagos. However, the burial date has not been fixed.
WHY WIFE TAKES OVER LEADERSHIP OF THE CHURCH
ENCOMIUM Weekly learnt that the ministry’s board agreed to install the widow, Joy Ajanaku as the new General Overseer of Christ Revival Victory Chapel International Church and President of the Ajanaku World Outreach, because he had endorsed her before his departure.
According to our source, “He called us and told us that his wife is more than capable to lead the church when he is not around. He had anointed her as the chosen one before his demise. We have 10 evangelists, six female and four male. Although they are gifted but they were not chosen.”
SHOCKER! MEMBERS STILL HOLDS VIGIL FOR HIS RESURRECTION
Shockingly, ENCOMIUM Weekly’s check revealed that followers of the late Prophet Ajanaku have not accepted the fact that their hero has gone. A reliable source squealed to us that followers still hold daily vigil for the resurrection of the 43 year-old clergy.
“The church members still hold daily vigil for the prophet. They refused to agree with the tale that he has gone. That is why they have not announced his death in the church officially. And that’s the reason they have not picked a burial date.”
AJANAKU’S LAST HOURS
Prophet Ireti Ajanaku was confirmed dead on Thursday, August 22, 2013, by a team of doctors. His corpse was deposited at the Military Hospital, Yaba, Lagos on Friday, August 23, 2013.
Prophet Ajanaku, who was from the Owo Ope family in Gbongan, Osun State was married to Joy Ajanaku and the union produced two children Stella and Apotieri.
– FEMI OYEWALE