A pastor of a popular church in Nigeria has said he was prepared to swear by Ogun-Oba to prove his innocence in allegations leveled against him by some elders and traditional ruler of Egba Community, HRH Palmer Omoregbe. Pastor Blessed Ighiwi of Winners Chapel Church was the chairman of outlawed Community Development Association (CDA) at Egba village and was arraigned before the Benin monarch for continuing with CDA activities, despite the ban.
The cleric agreed to swear by Ogun-Oba when he appeared at the Ugha Ozolua in the palace of Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II.
He was also accused of suspending the traditional ruler, harassment of community members who disagreed with him, sale of 10 plots of land belonging to the Oba of Benin, high handedness and lack of respect for traditional authorities.
“I do not know what happened to the Oba’s land in our community. All these things people are saying against me are lies. I am prepared to swear by Ogun-Oba alongside all these people making allegations against me.”