How First Class Monarch Was Murdered By Kidnappers

Posted on November 27, 2020

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

Facts have emerged on how suspected kidnappers killed a first class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of lfon in Ose Council area of the state, Oba lsreal Adewusi.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the murder of the monarch came few hours after the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu,  visited the state to access the destruction and looting of Police stations during the #EndSARS protest.

It was gathered that the monarch attended the monthly meeting of the State Council of Obas in Akure and was returning to his domain when he was attacked by the kidnappers.
The gunmen, who were hiding in the bush along the highway, attacked his vehicle at Elegbeka area and shot severally at his vehicle in an attempt to stop the driver from fleeing.

During the sporadic shooting, the monarch was hit by some of the bullets rained on his vehicle.Another source said that the kidnappers flagged down the monarch’s vehicle on the highway but the driver, who suspected foul play, attempted to escape and they rained bullets on the vehicle.
The source said that the kidnappers were operating generally on the highway and the monarch unknowingly ran into them. He was said to have been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, where he gave up the ghost.

The Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, rushed to the town after security report of the murder of the monarch got to him.Akeredolu, according to the source, led other top government officials and top security chiefs to the town on Thursday evening.

A medical personnel confirmed that the monarch was rushed to the hospital but died before he could be attended to.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Tee Leo lkoro, confirmed the incident and explained that a high-levelled search party has begun in the area to ensure that the perpetrators were caught and brought to book.

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