Last week, it was reported that some herbalists raised an alarm after a strange shrine was discovered in the bush on the boundaries of Iworo and Are-Ekiti, in Ekiti state.
Fresh report has it that a man who identified himself as Ifagbolabo Adeyanju has claimed ownership of the strange shrine.
In an interview with Babatunde Bamigboye (Omo Edema) on the purpose of the scary shrine and why he sited it in the bush; Adeyanju from Ado-Ekiti, who claimed he was an herbalist, said that was the better place for him to attend to his costumers.
According to Mr. Kunle, “An herbalist friend from Are-Ekiti came to inform us that he missed his way recently in the bush between Iworoko and Are-Ekiti only to burst out at a strange shrine where he met nobody.
“Two weeks later, a few of us (herbalists) visited the place to confirm his report. What we saw there were very strange to us. All efforts we made to locate the owner or users proved abortive”
Adeyanju said he chose the bush for convenience of his herbal activities. “There are incenses I cannot burn in the town because of their sacredness and other demands.”
He said the bush is called Ijafin and owned by two chiefs from their Family; Chief Elekeran and Chief Onijafin both he said were his uncles. He also claimed that the place had been villages in the past but all later collapsed.
The acclaimed herbalist denied the report that strange faces do visit the shrine at nights but did not deny another report that someone had once committed suicide on the land before.
He said “the person that died there was one of my uncles who was a renowned herbalist in Ekiti. Some years ago they were looking for him but could not find him only to discover he had hanged himself in the bush.”
Adeyanju, who said his wife and children reside in Lagos state, advised the apprehensive people of Iworoko, Are-Ekiti and environ not to scare of shrine in the bush, saying it was not to harm anybody.
Source; Mercy Babs Communication.