Following threats to his life by Ogun worshippers in his native home of Ile-Oluji, Ondo State, a Nigerian lawyer identified as Ebenezer Tunde Omobobami, has raised an alarm in a petition he sent to the police.
According to the lawyer, following the death of his father, Chief Ogundayo Omobobami, who was the Chief Priest, some years ago, the deity worshippers had insisted that the successor must be one of his children and they have been attempting to force him to succeed his late father as Ogun Chief Priest in Odolua Quarters of the community.
The Nation reported that in the petition sent to the police by Omobobami’s counsel Mr. Michael Akamo, Omobobami stated that worshipping the deity ran contrary to his Christian faith but that the adherents of the Ogun cult would have none of that.
It reads in part;
“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.”
It was further gathered that 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.
According to him, he is now facing serious threats from the worshippers who trailed him to his Lagos home where they sent hoodlums to threaten his life, following which he had to move to another place with his family, which is more of a hideout and a disservice to his profession as a lawyer.