|Name Guru Ji||Role Nigeria|
|Similar People Prem Rawat, Hans Ji Maharaj, Neem Karoli Baba|
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Guru Maharaj Ji, born Mohammed Ajirobatan Ibrahim, is a Nigerian spiritual leader. He lives in Ibadan. He has declared himself to be a Living Perfect Master, Guru Maharaj Ji, and is also called the "Black Jesus". He says that he has power over all illnesses and all problems affecting humanity.
Mohammed Ajirobatan Ibrahim was born in Oyo State, Nigeria. He worked for Nigeria Airways and travelled between Africa and London.
Maharaj Ji leads a communitarian group with various names, such as, One Love Family, the One Love Mission, One Love, One Family, the Divine Love Family,. The group has an ashram, "Satguru Maharaj Ji Village", on a lonely stretch of the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway, near Ibadan. Its followers are vegetarians and wear badges as signs of their patriotism.
In 1989, former members claimed that 200 bodies were buried around the ashram. Maharishi Ji was arrested, but the charges were dropped when no bodies were found. In 1999, the ashram was burned down by youths connected to the Iju Youths Progressive Union who were angered by the alleged killing of a Ghanaian man by devotees. Maharaj Ji was charged with the crime along with twelve of his disciples, and was kept in jail for several months. He was again acquitted in 2000. While incarcerated he received an average of 25 visitors a day. The judge criticized the prosecution for its lack of diligence. A state governor tried to shut down the ashram and acquire the property, but Maharaj Ji was able to prove ownership in court.
In 2000, he asserted that a visit by US President Bill Clinton to Nigeria was part of an American plan to open a military base in Nigeria and to take control of Africa. In 2003, he said the re-election of Olusegun Obasanjo as president of Nigeria was part of a "Golden Change", for which he was responsible. In 2004, he predicted that John Kerry would defeat George W. Bush. The same year he held a press conference warning church leaders to use contributions in accordance with biblical principles, such as feeding the poor, or else they would face the wrath of God. At a press conference in 2008, he expressed his strong support for Nuhu Ribadu as chair of Nigeria's anti-corruption Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, saying "The fight against corruption must be seen as a genuine effort to stabilize Nigeria and give meaning to all".
Those who have sought spiritual guidance from him include Mohammed Abacha and Hamza al-Mustapha.
Guru Maharaj Ji disavows any connection to Prem Rawat, who also led a group called Divine Light Mission and was also known as the Perfect Master and Guru Maharaj Ji.