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Ekiti Shrine Priest Nabbed For Stealing

A shrine priest from Ilupeju, a town in Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria, is said to have stolen a mobile phone. Ilesanmi Olorigbo, the shamed chief, was made to atone for his offence as he was paraded round town. The town’s traditional institution reportedly passed down a judgment, directing Olorigbo to dig a well in the market square, according to PUNCH report.

The traditional head of the town, Oba Olaleye Oniyelu, the Apeju of Ilupeju-Ekiti, allegedly ordering palace guards to parade Olorigbo round town.

“When the matter was brought to the palace, I was in the hospital and the matter was taken to the police station and I don’t know what really happened. I don’t know whether he was paraded round the town, but I will find out.

“Olorigbo calls himself a chief, he used to perform rituals and he is the leader of those praying at one of the shrines; and anybody whose hand is not clean cannot go there. The adherents of the deity said he will be removed. That is what I know.

“The matter was reported to the palace. It was my wife that called the police,” said the traditional head.

Alberto Adeyemi, spokesman for Ekiti Police Command, said Olorigbo would be charged to court for stealing.

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