- The Apena (secretary) of Ogboni Confraternity, Oluwo Olawole Olakunle has explained some of the things that go on in the society
- According to him, the confraternity has suffered stereotypes at the hands of Nollywood which portrays it as a society which does money ritual
- Olakunle said there are pastors in the confraternity, adding that anyone who qualifies can join the society
The Apena (secretary) of Ogboni Confraternity, Oluwo Olawole Olakunle, has disclosed that joining the society is a thing of joy.
Speaking with Legit TV, Olakunle said contrary to what Nollywood portrays, Ogboni Confraternity does not shed human blood.
He said anyone who joins the confraternity cannot quit, adding that it is only when a member dies that they quit the society.
In his words:
"I've been in the Ogboni for many years. I've never heard in the Ogboni that we should bring a human for sacrifice. It's not possible. There are no where the Ogboni will use anybody for money ritual.
"People have the stereotype that when you join Ogboni you become rich. I'm not rich yet."
He said the Ogboni Confraternity is called a secret society because members are bound by secrecy, adding that whatever happens in the confraternity stays in the confraternity.
A pastor or Imam can join Ogboni
He said there are so many pastors in the Ogboni Confraternity, adding that anyone can join.
In his words:
"Because of our level of secrecy, if you don't want anyone to know that you are an Ogboni, nobody will stop you."
Olakunle said when an Ogboni dies, his spirit his called upon to give an account of how he spent his life.
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