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Family Cries For Help As Ogboni Confraternity Threatens Death Over Refusal Of Son To Join Group



Contrary to the impression that the Ogboni Confraternity has been modernized and no longer force people to join the group, available facts have shown that the cult group have not ceased from its traditional way of recruiting members with force and threat.

A family of five in Ile-Oluji, Oke-Igbo local government, Ondo State, is currently undergoing serious threat from the Ogboni confraternity, following the refusal of one of them to join the group.

Findings by CityMirrorNews revealed that trouble started for the family in July 2019 afer the burial of their father, Chief Ganiyu Ademola, who was a strong member of Ogboni. Ademola was the Ojomu of Ile-Oluji before his death.

It was gathered that the Ogboni cult group asked the eldest son Chief Ademola, Kazeem Ademola, to join the confraternity to replace his late dad.

This medium learnt that the Ogboni people led by on Chief Jolaifa Awotunde, told the Ademola family that their departed father had pledged that Kazeem would replace him when he is no more.

But Kazeem reportedly refused to join the cult group, leading to reported threats against him by the Ogboni people.

CityMirrorNews also learnt that Kazeem had run away when he could no longer bear the threats from members of the Ogboni confraternity.

However, apparently frustrated by Kazeem’s unavailability, the Ogboni cult group had allegedly begun to threaten his sister, Mrs Selimat Ademola-Akinfadeyan.

It was gathered that the Ogboni people have been threatening Ademola-Akinfadeyan to disclose the whereabout of his brother, Kazeem, or she would be eliminated.

The fear of being killed reportedly forced Ademola-Akinfadeyan to inform the police, through a petition to the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State, Abiodun Asabi, of the Ogboni’s activities.

When contacted today, Saturday, December 2, Ademola-Akinfadeyan, confirmed to this medium that she was actually being threatened by the Ogboni people to produce his brother, Kazeem.

She said: “I am fed up with the constant threats from the Ogbo people in Ile-Oluji. My life is in danger. Ever since Kazeem, my brother refused to join the group, they have been threatening our family. My mother and a younger brother of mine died on this matter.

“The Ogboni people have been threatening that it is either I produce Kazeem or I would be killed. They are led by one Apena Jolaifa Awotunde. I have submitted a petition to the police on the matter. I hope the police will act on it because before Kazeem ran for his life, he had also petitioned the police without no effect. One shocking revelation is that some policemen who are members of Ogboni were even threatening Kazeem. That is the most scary part of the matter. May God help us.”

All effort to seek reaction from Chief Awotunde proved abortive as he didn’t answer his phone call and refused to reply the text messages sent to his line.