Unknown gunmen have reportedly burnt to death the traditional ruler in Agodo town near Papalanto in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, the Alagodo of Agodo, Oba Ayinde Odetola.
Metronetworknews gathered that the monarch was killed alongside his three friends and their bodies burnt to ashes inside his car he brought into the town at about 11 am on Monday.
It further learnt that trouble began in the community when the late Oba , who was from Ake dynasty was installed as the traditional ruler of the community by the Alake of Egbaland , Oba Michael Gbadebo, in the village believed to be under the authority of Owu kingdom.
It was further learnt that residents of the village, who are mostly of Owu extraction, rejected his installation, being an Ake person.
Confirming the incident, an elder sister of the late Oba, Chief Adenike Akintade, lamented the killing, alleging that the same people had killed the younger brother of the late monarch recently.
She said “I had just been discharged from hospital early this morning, only to start mourning the brutal assassination of my brother by 11am. “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!”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, also confirmed the incident.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole; and the Special Security Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Mr. Olusola Subair, visited the town for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation.
The PPRO stated that the whole town had been deserted at the time of the visit.
He said, “Yes, we are aware. The CP has gone to the place. The villagers had left the village before we got there.
He added that though no arrest has been made, the CP has directed the Homicide Section to take over the case and investigate the matter.