-Members now blackmail old clients for money
Contrary to the widespread rumours few weeks back that the late Prophet, Ireti Ajanaku had been buried secretly by occultic priests in December 2013 and some parts of his body used as tradition demands, ENCOMIUM Weekly’s check revealed that the body is still intact at the mortuary of Military Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.
A close aide of the family simply known as Bunmi squealed to us exclusively on Friday, February 14, 2014, that the remains of the controversial clergy are still intact at the morgue.
“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. The church has been footing the bills through his wife”.
He also revealed to us that though the members still hold on to the belief that he was not dead, the effect of his demise has been having adverse effect on the church members financially. “Things are not that rosy with the church members and their leaders despite the fact that they still hold to the belief that he is still alive. They now resort to begging and holding to ransom all the clients that used to patronize the prophet for financial support to run the ministry. Although the wife is comfortable, things are hard for the church”.
Speculations were rife that the Gbogan, Osun born spiritualist and former spiritual father of Yoruba gospel singer, Tope Alabi, late Prophet Ajanaku had 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 six months later, his body is still intact at the morgue of Military Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.
WHERE WILL HE BE BURIED?
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.
HOW THE CHURCH IS RUN
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 ministration 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 issues she is having with the family, she is still hooked up in a rented apartment at Abule Egba, Lagos.
AJANAKU’S LAST HOUR
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.
– FEMI OYEWALE