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7 Day Curfew Begins at 4PM Today in Ife After Oba Sijuwade’s Burial

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Ooni of Ife

A 7-day curfew will commence in Ife at 4 p.m today after the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade has been buried.

The restriction of movement for the rites will start today and will last for the next seven days, Punch reports.

Spokesperson for the chiefs who are supervising the curfew, Dejo Adejobi, addressed concerns that the curfew would affect visitors who intend to attend the burial.

“I understand you. Yes, we cannot invite people for the burial service and still restrict their movement. But you should understand that the service will start by 10am and the restriction of movement will start from 4:00 p.m.”

You will recall that it was reported that the “abobaku” had fled. Many are wondering if he was caught, or if a replacement was found.

18 Comments

  1. La'Shonda Balogun

    August 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    A restriction on movement? Probably an attempt to catch the abobaku sef….Omo runnnnn for ya life ooooooo

    #theynogocatchme
    #diekini?
    #ontheruntour2015
    #catchmeifyoucan

  2. RIFF RAFF

    August 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    I guess they already got the number of heads they will use for the burial. As for the “abobaku” two things:
    -Either the abobaku was killed a long time ago and this “abobaku on the run story” was made up to “flatter” people who were already raising their voice against this evil practice
    -Or a replacement has been found already;
    Coincidentally SDK reported yesterday that a little boy from Ibadan has been missing for a few days now and is nowhere to be found…
    As for me, now I’m looking at these royal families from afar. No amount of class, poshness, glam, money will ever wipe the fact these people are unrepentant cannibals and blood-sucking vampires who prey on innocent souls to satisfy purely demonic requirements in the name of tradition.
    Disguised cultists flaunting sophistication and royal money-bag while families somewhere are crying over their innocent missing members. GOD GO PUNISH UNA!!! ALL OF U!
    And to think some ladies here blinded by the bling, tapped into this witchcraft….God help una. When strange things begin to happen to u, have only yourselves to blame. better go and “untap”.
    This whole saga just dey vex person….

    • Sade

      August 14, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      You have spoken well, I support your sentiment. Riff Raff but Ife is in Osun State not Oyo (Ibadan),

    • Jay

      August 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      You couldn’t have said it better.

    • Amh

      August 14, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      You better look at your boyfriend who was broke last month and now drives g wagin from a far. The multitude of overnite socalled big boys yoy girls are following with no jobs but millions to spend. Are the real ritualist. Wake up ode.

  3. Authentic Sunshine

    August 14, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Naaahhh….we need more than this. Was the Oba buried with or without his “Abobaku” or did they use a scapegoat. How many other lives were used?. In short we need a picture of his open casket? Because I am starting a campaign against this Barbarism.

  4. J

    August 14, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Lucky them!! 7days holiday is all i can see!!!!! I need a break PUHLEAZE!!!!! Sleep, eat and watch movies…

  5. Concerned_Boyfriend

    August 14, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    it’s about time we rid our culture of archaic and barbaric practices. Leave all that “Abobaku” and curfew nonsense for the story books.

  6. mulika

    August 14, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    I dont belive this tradition in 2015,God,if is true,i will never step my leg in Ile-Ife.and and city in east where they give gods virgin every yr,thank God,1 man of God brun it down, today 6 days the man still alife,b4 ,they brain wash people that,anybody who did it will die within 24 hours.

  7. Sunshine

    August 14, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Abobaku are those that are captured during curfew , hence kidnapped. They are non ife indigenes ie visitors. They are killed and buried wih the oba. So, visitors are better off staying in doors while all these drama subsides.

  8. darkness

    August 14, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    So who granted this people curfew to perpetuate their criminal act???

    Buhari no corruption is more than this abobaku nonsense!!!!!

    What they heck is going on in Osun when every one has been locked inside???????

  9. Amh

    August 14, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Am shocked by all this ignorant comments. Its shows that most of the commenters are kids that are not learned nor inttrested in reading. Their brain is filled with kim kardashian and tonto dike and psquare. Why dont you lots go back to your villages and ask your grandpa why curfew is imposed when a king dies. You are so lazy to read the history or our culture and tradition. How would you understand what is happening in the world. All the stupid kids know is instagram and selfie. Read a book today pls. Go to library educate yourself. That is why theres a wide margin between white and black.

    • Anonymous

      August 14, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      And your point is?

    • Lala

      August 14, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      Pls educate us Amh since you know. I assumed the curfew was so an abobaku can be captured!

    • Damilola's

      August 16, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      @amh

      You accuse others of been ignorant but you sound very stupid too. What an irony. No need to read a book, these old Traditions need to die with the oba. It’s a wicked and evil tradition. Being Yoruba, hearing all these sickening stories and practices even from my parent is disturbing. Whenever there’s a curfew , whoever is found walking around is killed, burnt and punished. And I’m sure used for some sacrifice that includes drinking blood. These obas have demonic power, spirits surrounding them. . It’s murder, atrocity and it should be stopped.

  10. NA WETIN SEF

    August 14, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    why not burry him with his son or one of his favorite wives?

  11. deb

    August 15, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Yes!!!! This is when the proper burial begins.

  12. letty

    August 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I thought they bury him with the first wife. All the non indigenes better
    fly out of ife staying indoors will not cut it. The neighbors know who the non indigenes are. Run away from there you are warned. Same thing happened when oba Akenzua died. Heads rolled.

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