It was claimed that Prophet Ireti Ajanaku resurrected but this may have been a false attempt to keep his memory alive by some of his church members.
The Prophet, Tope Alabi estranged spiritual father has already been confirmed dead and the Oro traditional worshippers have conducted a funeral rite for the late pastor.
According to a report
Oro Worshippers held funeral rites for Prophet Ajanaku. The late founder and spiritual leader of the Christ Revival Victory Chapel International, Pastor Elijah Iretiola Ajanaku belonged to the Oro cult in his lifetime.
Residents of Ikola Odunsi, where Ajanaku lived before he breathed his last on Saturday evening at Gbongan in Osun State, were surprised early Tuesday morning when Oro masquerades went to town in funeral rites for the departed ‘Pastor’.
The funeral rites which began at about 12.30am ended between 3 and 4am.
The Oro worshippers chanted the name of Ajanaku throughout the night. The worshippers marched through the streets of Ikola Odunsi, Ikola Gbenaje, and landed at the deceased’s street, Folarin Williams Close.
They were chanting, “Ajanaku lo, o di gbere”, meaning “Ajanaku is gone forever, adieu”.
For those who knew him before he became a wealthy pastor, Ajanaku became wealthy suddenly about seven years ago.
Before then, those who knew him very well said he lived at Ikola Ilumo and Ikola Odunsi, two close communities in Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA. During this time, he was doing menial jobs to survive.
“He started as a bus conductor with one of the popular drivers plying the Ikola-Iyana Ipaja route in the area. Later, he ventured into tyre repairing which many know as vulcanising. For about a year, he was doing vulcanising job at one of the bus stops at Ikola Ilumo,” one of those who knew him then told our correspondent.
“When he realised that money was not coming in from his vulcanising job, he diversified into battery charging. He did it for sometime before he just disappeared for a while and the next thing I heard about him was that he had become a wealthy pastor,” another old friend told our correspondent.
Before he relocated to Lagos from his Gbongan hometown, he was reported to be well known for his mysterious ways in the town. Some even believe he had some supernatural powers. In fact, as his name suggests, Ajanaku was from a well known family of masquerade worshippers in the ancient town.
“When he became a rich pastor, Ajanaku lived like a tin god. He always went around in a convoy of exotic cars and he reserved a bus for young ladies in their teens who always followed him around. You couldn’t talk to him while standing. You had to bow your head or kneel down outright.
“I remember when we did a job for him and it was time to collect money, I had to kneel down before him to collect my money. It was not only me. There were others who came before me and some waiting for their turn after me. All of us were on our knees,” an electrician who lives in Ikola Odunsi narrated to our correspondent.
Although he had many ladies at his beck and call, Ajanaku was legally married to a wife and they had two children: a boy and a girl.