On Monday, unknown gunmen killed the Olu of Agodo, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Ayinde Odetola.
It was accumulated that Oba Odetola was killed and burnt to the point of not being recognised immediately he drove into the community around 11 am.
It was discovered that crisis started in Agodo after Odetola of Ake dynasty was elected as the traditional ruler of the town, a development the Owu people rejected, demanding that anyone from Ake can’t be their king.
While the root cause of the killing is yet to be determined, a sister of the late monarch, Mrs Adenike Akintade, said a sibling to the late monarch was as of late killed.
“I have 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.
“He 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.
Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said it was just the traditional ruler that was killed, exposing claims that his aides or children were likewise killed in the incident.
Oyeyemi said the monarch was burnt in his vehicle after he was killed.
According to him, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, was at the scene of the incident on Monday to survey the circumstance.
He added that inhabitants of Agodo have abandoned the town after the incident.
“Yes, it is true. Only the Oba was killed. He was burnt in his car. The Commissioner of Police was there today. The place has been deserted as we speak. But we are trailing the perpetrators and we shall bring them to book,” Oyeyemi stated.