The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has cleared the air on the viral video clip in circulation, where Oluwo is seen allegedly promoting financial scamming of foreign embassies through voodoo.
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, Oluwo said the 30 seconds video clip was cut out of a 2-hour interview he granted last year to discredit traditional money voodoo and laziness among Nigerians.
The viral video quoted Oluwo as telling people to go to the US treasury with voodoo and bring home the dollars.
For sane minds, “we hereby state that the clip was just a background hint against voodoo engaged in by some lazy Nigerians interested in the short cut to success.
“We want to state it unequivocally that Oluwo never said that. He was only castigating ritualists and their customers who claim they possess traditional concoctions to make quick money.
“The said interview was granted to Goldmytv last year in the palace. It was a session In which I was castigating ritualists deceiving lazy Nigerians with traditional money-making voodoo. The viral short clip was edited by the perceived enemies of the palace and disappointedly, it was spread by the illiterates.
“Oluwo is a king of merit, digitally inclined, very active, industrious and a role model. How on earth will I encourage laziness or voodoo as short cut to success? No, not me. The clip shared was just a background to discrediting of rituals. The editor and those sharing must be victims of my castigation.”
The palace described the belief of such a short clip by few personalities without further clarifications as disappointing, saying Oluwo is an advocate of hard-work, industry and dedicated service who would not condone scamming in any form.
He said the video cut was the handiwork of enemies and ritualists benefitting from ritual scamming, imploring them to commit their time to fruitful engagements.
The palace further hinted that Oluwo granted the said interview last year but the enemies who have no job but feed on rituals revisited it to question his glittering image.