KD BLOG brought you the news of the unidentified disease ravaging the Ode-Irele community in Ondo State which left 28 people dead in three days.
High Chief, Moses Enimade, the Oyewoga of Ode Irele in Ondo State, says the deaths were caused by sacrilege done to Molokun, god of the land.
Enimade stated this during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Irele on Saturday.
He debunked the rumour that the deaths were caused by a strange disease or Ebola virus.
According to Enimade, some stubborn youths broke into the inner room of Molokun Shrine on April 15.
“Molokun is a deity of the land, only the Chief Priest and High Chief Gboguron are qualified to enter the shrine,” he said.
The chief said the youths entered the shrine and made away with traditional items in a bid to acquire extra-ordinary powers and engage in money ritual.
“They were not qualified to enter the room (shrine). They had to face death penalty,” he said.