An Agbor based Ijebu-Ode born herbalist, Chief (Dr.) Yomi Hassan Oduselu has in an interview with our correspondent within the week disclosed that he is from the family of herbalists; practicing for 48 years now, adding that he visits the witchcraft covens but he does not practice witchcraft.
According to him, “With my background as an Ijebu-Ode man and also from an herbal family, I grew up to become a herbalist. I traveled to India where I studied Occult Science for 17 years; as such there is nothing about herbal medicine and rituals that I don’t know.
” I went to India to study was because I wanted to know everything that has to do with herbs, spiritual treatment, witchcraft, and rituals, so there is nothing anyone can tell me about rituals that I do not know because I have degrees in rituals.
“Human rituals are what I will never be involved in because I don’t destroy but try to make things alright.
“As a Yoruba man, I was a member of Ogboni Reformed Confraternity and became their leader, but when I observed it was been hijacked by some people for selfish interest, I took a walk.
“With the level of my education and exposure to life, I possess the boldness of airing out my opinions concerning any matter, which some people see it as lack of fear, but I tell you is about knowing your right, saying it as it is and as well speaking for the masses
“Is he an idol worshipper? This must be the question on people’s lips. I am a Christian. I don’t worship idols; I worship the only one and true God.
“As a herbalist, whatever I do, I call on the name of God, as any other thing you see in form of god is manmade. I usually join herbs with other incantations to solve people’s spiritual problems”.
Dr. Hassan urged people to always be good and generous to their neighbors and those they come across, saying that it is a good legacy to leave behind.
He pointed out that his attitude towards people has earned a good name; sons and daughters both at home and in the Diaspora who usually send him goodwill without requesting, noting that he is a fulfilled man in life.