By Unini Chioma – Jul 3, 2018
A lawyer who is facing threats to his life by Ogun worshippers has raised an alarm in a petition he sent to the police.
Ebenezer Tunde Omobobami, a native of Ile-Oluji in Ondo State, accused Ogun worshippers of attempting to force him to succeed his late father, Chief Ogundayo Omobobami, as Ogun Chief Priest in Odolua Quarters of the community, The Nation reports.
In the petition to the police in Ondo State, Omobobami said that following the death of his father, who was the Chief Priest, the Ogun adherents have insisted that the successor must be one of his children, and Ebenezer was chosen as his father’s successor.
But Ebenezer Omobobami said worshipping Ogun ran contrary to his Christian faith and he declined. However, the adherents of the Ogun cult have refused to accept Ebenezer’s excuse.
Ebenezer Omobobami’s counsel, Mr. Michael Akamo, complained to the police, saying:
Our client’s elder brothers and their immediate family members were initiated into the Ogun cult before they were able to escape to abroad. Due to the absence of the said elder brothers, it now beckons on our client to be the next Ogun priest.
Contrary to their expectation, our clients and his family members no longer worship Ogun; they are now Christians and the tenets of Christianity does not allow him to worship the true God with mammon.
Ebenezer said he is now facing serious threats from the Ogun worshippers who trailed him to his Lagos home and sent hoodlums to threaten his life. This led to him moving elsewhere with his family.
Omobobami urged the police to come to his aide, noting that another Ogun festival would hold next month in the community and he would be expected to lead the adherents as chief priest.