By Victor Enengedi
After days of uncertainty, Prophet Elijah Iretiola Ajanaku has finally been confirmed dead.
The former spiritual father of gospel singer, Tope Alabi and founder of the Christ Revival Victory Chapel International was earlier in the week rumoured to have died and later resurrected
According to a press release made available to Nigerian Entertainment Today by the head of the church’s Public Affairs Department, Oluwatosin Faleye, the prophet died on Thursday, August 22, 2013 after an illness.
Below is the statement as released by the church:
The death has been announced of Prophet Elijah Iretiola Ajanaku whose death was confirmed by a team of doctors on Thursday night after several vigil of prayers since Saturday evening when his health deteriorated. Prophet Ajanaku who hailed from the Owo Ope family in Gbongan is survived by his wife, Joy and two children, Stella and Apotieri. His remains has been deposited at the Military Mortuary, Yaba, Lagos.
Though he was born a Moslem over 40 years ago in Gbongan, he moved to Lagos in the 90s and settled in Ipaja Ayobo area where he acquired skills in many vocations and engaged in several trades before his encounter with God. He founded and shepherded the Christ Revival Victory Chapel International, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos and rose to become the President of The Ajanaku World Outreach, a ministry devoted to the spread of the gospel outside the church. His last mission unaccomplished was Idoani For Christ, slated for September 30 and October 1, 2013 in Idoani, Ondo State. Until his death, he was a widely travelled evangelist with remarkable crusades and prophetic healings around the world. Burial arrangements will be announced by the family and the church soon.
CRVCI Public Affairs Dept.