Unknown gunmen assassinated Oba Ayinde Odetola, the traditional ruler of Agodo village in Ogun State’s Ewekoro local government area, and four of his aides on Monday.
According to reports, the tragedy was the second such heinous act in the town in the recent few months.
Oba Ayinde Odetola and his four aides were assassinated and burned to death as soon as they entered town around 11 a.m. on Monday, January 24th, according to reliable sources.
According to a reliable source who talked with Vanguard, the community’s conflict began when late ba Odetola, of the Ake family, was elected as the community’s traditional ruler, but the Owu people claimed that no one from Ake could be their king.
One of the late monarch’s sisters, Chief (Mrs) Adenike Akintade, confirmed the incident, lamenting the merciless assassination of the traditional ruler and his aides, adding that the same persons had assassinated the late monarch’s younger brother.
“I had just been discharged from hospital early this morning, only to start mourning the brutal assassination of my brother”.
“Kabiesi called me on Saturday, urging me to reduce my activities, saying stress could contribute to my illness”.
“Oba Odetola lost his younger brother to the imbroglio some months ago; the young man was butchered by the so-called hoodlums. Today, Kabiesi is no more, what a world”, Akintade lamented.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, a police spokesperson in Ogun State, confirmed the event to Vanguard over the phone, saying that just the traditional ruler was slain.
He claimed he was burned with his car after killing the traditional ruler.
According to him, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has visited the scene of the event to examine the situation on the spot.
Despite the fact that no arrests have been made, the Commissioner of Police has ordered that the case be moved to the State Investigation Department’s homicide branch for a full investigation.
Police operatives are on the lookout for individuals who killed the monarch, according to Oyeyemi.