‘I belonged to over 21 secret societies where drinking human blood was part of our breakfast menu’
BY ’TUNDE THOMAS
HE SAT at a corner of the church clutching a copy of the Holy Bible. Occasionally, he would open the holy book and read some portions before closing it again. He looked so plain such that nothing in his physical appearance would suggest that he was a powerful herbalist and occultist who once drank human blood daily as part of his breakfast menu.
Until that fateful day when God arrested him while on a mission to terminate the life of an evangelist, hitherto, marked for elimination by the forces of darkness, Seyi Owoyemi Raji, aged 50, was a leading member of different cult groups including Ogboni, Eye, Imule, Osugbo, Opa, Akee, and Esu (Satan) among several others.
For over 27 years, he was deeply involved in the work of darkness as he undertook dangerous missions for his groups.
According to him, he specialised in launching spiritual attacks on pastors, evangelists, and churches where revival and crusades were taking place. This assignment, according to him, he had undertaken successfully until he met a brickwall on January 12, 2015 inside the auditorium of Christ Apostolic Church a.k.a. Chapel of Solution at Alakuko, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Recalling the events that led him to the church, Raji who said his popular nickname in the occultic world was Kinniun Awo which literarily translates into Lion of the Occultic told Saturday Sun that he was also a popular herbalist along Alagbado-Alakuko axis of the Sango-Ota and Agbado areas.
“I make juju for many people from far and near. I made juju for police officers, wealthy people, including the notorious armed robbery kingpin, Shina Rambo. I know the herbs for doing good and bad, but in most cases, people fear me because of my wicked exploits.
“Apart from being an ex-Ogboni chieftain, I also belonged to Eye Cult, and we were better known for wicked acts. This was one of the reasons why I was chosen to go to this church and destroy the evangelists and other people there,” he said.
Raji recalled that as he was preparing for his mission and plotting how he would gain easy access into the church and mingle with worshippers, one of the church members came to his house to seek his consent to allow one of his children assist the church with drumming during the church’s revival programme.
“You know I’m also a masquerade. I belong to masquerade cult and I know how to beat the drum very well. I also trained my children to beat drums. But when this woman arrived, I told her that my son was not around. I also informed her that I would come to the church to beat the drum for them. I volunteered to do so because I knew such an opportunity would enable me carry out my diabolical plans,” he recounted.
Raji narrated that on his way to the church in the evening, he took some charms along to inflict paralysis on the evangelist or the person who would preach the sermon on that day.