Ondo Monarch Shot Dead
Unknown Gunmen have shot dead the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government area of Ondo state, Oba Isreal Adeusi.
A source told Radio Nigeria that Oba Adeusi was shot dead while returning to his town after attending the Council of Obas’ monthly meeting in Akure, the state capital.
The First Class monarch was shot dead by the gunmen at Elegbeka, few kilometers to Ifon.
Reports had it that the monarch was hit by some of the bullets shot at his vehicle.
The source said that the kidnappers were operating generally on the Owo-Benin highway and the monarch unknowingly ran into them.
Radio Nigeria gathered that he was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, where he joined his ancestors through gunshot injuries.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the state police command, Mr Tee Leo lkoro confirmed the incident and explained that a high-level search team are combing the area to ensure that the perpetrators are caught and brought to book.