……The rich who bails criminals
……. If Elérèwè were ……If Elérèwè were …If…..
……. We keep Lion and goats as pets
…….Owó Epo l’aráiyé ñbá nī ‘la
…….. Vengeance is Mine says the Lord
……….Nigeria print and electronic media on Elérèwè
…….His remains still in the morgue
Since December 15, 2021 when the late High Chief Túndé Ìlòrí the Elérèwè of Òwò Kingdom was brutally assassinated by some gunmen the family of the slain Chief has been pleading to the natives to be bold enough to help fish out the killers . But if the government cannot fish them out God in His Infinite will not spare them no matter their connections , their jùjú and marabouts. TAIWO ABIODUN writes
Haaa! it is painful and pathetic. It is unthinkable . This is serious and very painful. O ma se o ,by this time last year Elérèwè did not know that he would not participate in this year’s Igogo festival. By this time last year he was preparing for the festival .By this time last year he wore his costumes and danced round the town. So Elérèwè will not participate in this year’s Igogo festival?. So he would be watching the Igogo from afar off?. No ,not from afar off but would be watching the festival from the morgue since he has not been buried!.
Káì! O ma se o .So all the costumes and paraphernalia of Elérèwè are gathering dust now? .May God in His infinite declare war on his killers.
So other bead- wearing Chiefs like him will go out and wear their costumes without their fallen colleague?. Yes, his death or absence will not stop anything and will not stop the world from moving on. So everybody is moving on?. Where is our conscience? . So in that Òwò town we don’t know who killed Elérèwè?. So nobody can stick his neck out to fight for the late Chief?. O mà se ò, t’ìre ñbò, t’ìre ñbò n’ikú ñwí . It is Elérèwè today and it could my own turn tomorrow , infact it could be your turn today or tomorrow .
Here was a man who contributed immensely to the festival and because of him friends and lovers of culture come from Lagos and abroad to watch the festival. He used to slaughter cow every year to celebrate the festival. Wàláítàlaì e no go better for his killers. His killers will die shameful death. Thunder will strike his killers, olóríburúkú gbogbo. Omo ãlè. The killers’ families will perish in hell fire. Why are we so wicked? . They will get the killers and it may not be immediate but one day. It is just a matter of time.
Lover of Culture
People will lick your fingers drenched in palm oil but not the fingers with blood( Owó epo l’aráyé ñbá nii la ‘nwon kìí’ bá ni l’áwó èjè) If Elérèwè had had somebody at the top …. If Elérèwè had known someone in Aso Rock Villa…. If Elérèwè had been a wealthy Chief ….. . But he had no connections. He was not wealthy. .He had only few trusted friends .If Elérèwè were a millionaire ….. If Elérèwè had contacts in high places …..But he had none of these. Káì! it is all ”Ifs.”
Do you know that those who had hands in his death are being tormented day and night?. They are running from pillar to post. They are being haunted by the spirit of Elérèwè . They know themselves. Those who were paid to snuff life out him have finished the money paid for the assassination and are now suffering alone . Wàláítàlaì òghon yà sùn má (they cannot sleep any longer).
STORY OF A RICH MAN IN..….
In our society when a crime is committed they run to the rich who will use money to bury the case. The rich too have forgotten that they could be poor by fate later in life (olówó òní lè d’olòsì bo d’òla ). The rich forgot that wealth is like ocean waves . We know the truth , we see the truth but pretend not to.
A story was once told of a rich man who used his wealth to ”assist” criminals who commit crime to evade justice . He was so influential that he turned it into business while human lives became cheap. Criminals were walking free in the public and boasting .While the oppressed and the poor who could not get justice cried to God to revenge .The rich man was so powerful that no man had the effrontery to challenge him in that community . One day at his old age one of the criminals he once ‘helped’ ran mad and came to his house and killed all his children while his other children living abroad ran mad. The rich man who had harem of wives could not sleep again as his seven wives died within one year. His wealth perished before his very eyes . When he consulted some spiritualists the rich man was told that all the curses laced on those criminals were on him and his family.
The Yoruba call it Olórun Èsan, (God of vengeance ) Olórun kò bí’mo sùgbón ó bi Èsan ( God has no child but Vengeance).
Those who killed Elérèwè , those who plotted his assassination and the guys who carried the riffles should come to the open to confess.
”A story was once told of a rich man who used his wealth to ”assist” criminals who commit crime to evade justice . He was so influential that he turned it into business while human lives became cheap. Criminals were walking free in the public and boasting .While the oppressed and the poor who could not get justice cried to God to revenge .The rich man was so powerful that no man had the effrontery to challenge him in the community. One day at his old age one of the criminals he once ‘helped’ ran mad and came to his house and killed all his children while his other children living abroad ran mad. The rich man who had harem of wives could not sleep again as his seven wives died within one year. His wealth perished before his very eyes . When he consulted spiritualists the rich man was told that all the curses placed on those criminals were on his him and his family members”
If Elerewe were your brother and was felled like this how will you feel?
The Biblical stories are real. After betraying the son of man , Judas Iscariot went to hang himself. He could not bear the heavy burden of guilty conscience again. It was too heavy for him. Friends, associates and even the Kings could not help. Nobody could harbor him again and nobody could call him his friend.
WE KEEP LION AND GOATS AS PETS
Since the brutal killing of Chief Elérèwè of Òwò Kingdom we have been living in self denial . We pretend that nothing happened. Everybody is going on his business .We shield suspects and we pretend like the man whose house is on fire but told his children that all is well. We breed not only hyenas or tigers but also dangerous snakes . We keep cobra in our room as pet and pretend that all is well. We keep lion in the house with goats and claim the two are just pets . We keep these criminals in our midst and pretend we are safe. We forget that the criminals we are shielding will one day rape and kill our daughter, mother or niece.
We are not only foolish and stupid but also wicked . Our society is wicked . Let’s leave the defenders of evil who are wicked and soulless alone , let’s leave the rich and well connected people who use their wealth and influence to inflict pains on the weak and make the criminals evade justice for God said it all” vengeance is mine.”
CAN WE HAVE ANOTHER GANI FAWEHINMI AGAIN?
For those defending lies may God rain curses on them and what happened to Elérèwè should happen to their family members. The late Gàní Fáwèhìnmí’s name will forever be in the good book of the Ondos because he fought for justice . Fáwèhìnmí would not because of money defend crime or injustice. Fáwèhìnmí would not defend a crime he would rather expose the criminals. He defended the Nigerian masses till death.
But come , so you don’t believe it can happen to you? It can happen to me. It can happen to anybody!.
It is exactly 10months today that the Elérèwè of Òwo Kingdom was brutally assassinated but we are laughing , attending parties and pretending that nothing happened. Haba!. Are we just stupid and foolish? .Have we become aláìnírònú ará Galátíà?
Let us review the print and electronic media that carried the news. Let us show them to our children .Let the History of Òwò not forget this one that an High Chief was brutally killed and nothing happened 10months after.
Let us not keep quiet. Let those who did it not have rest of mind .
Killers and supporters of Elérèwè will not go unpunished
I received a call sometimes ago , from Dallas. The caller asked when the annual Igogo festival would start . I told him it would not be as usual , he said ”Oh my God I will miss this year’s festival . I enjoyed watching Olowo’s costume and Elerewe’s dancing steps especially his appearance that showed his height – over six feet tall”. He burst into tears again and rained curses on those who killed Elerewe. He again started pouring curses on the killers until he burst into tears and dropped the phone. May the killers of Elerewe burn into ashes and reap bountifully their wickedness from generation to generation.
Who killed Elerewe of Owo Kingdom?
May those who killed Elerewe die mysterious death. May those who contributed to the killing of Elérèwè experience such calamity in their household. Shout Amen please.
TO THE KILLERS OF ELÉRÈWÈ , HERE IS THIS SONG FOR YOU
Ègbòn mi owon (2times)
Égungun mi lo ñ’fon
Iwo l’o pa mi t’órí ogún ati oyè yiii o
Ègbòn mi owon
Egungun mi lo ñ’fon
May those who know those who killed Elérèwè and those hiding the truth be put to shame with their entire family members. AMEN.ASE.
Eyin ti e pa Chief Túndé Ìlòrí Elérèwè, èyin amōkùn s’ìkà, e s’èkà tan e t’esè m’órìn , e ti gbàgbé pe bi Oba aiye ko ri yin Oba orun nwo yin . E s’eka tan e y’ídó b’orí. Ñje e mò pe gbogbo ènìyàn mò yin. Won si d’áké ni o. Ojó ojó kan nbo ti e oo maaa kà bōrò bi àjé. Ojó ojó kan nbo ti ìkòokò yin ko nii gbeyin mo. Ojó l’ójó ti àsírí a tú. Enu yin a kan, e oo ma bèbè fun ìdáríjì èsè. Sùgbón èpa kò bóro mo o. OLÓRUN A FI ÌYÀ JE YIN.
Ika a ponika ooo,
Rere a beni rere
Eni ba s’eka laiye,
omo re a je ,
Aya re a je , oun naa a jiya
B’oo gbon bi ifa bi o mo bi opele ……..( KSA)