Oba Israel Adeusi: Gunmen kill monarch in Ondo

Gunmen, on Thursday, killed an Ondo monarch in his car, reports say.

The Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi, in the Ose Local Government Area of the state, was said to be on his way from a meeting in Akure in his official car when gunmen accosted and shot him.

The alleged killing, which reportedly took place around 4pm, has been confirmed by family sources.

No one else was attacked in the car and no item was stolen, preliminary reports say.

The monarch’s corpse has been conveyed to the Federal Medical Centre, reports say.

“He was in his official car which had his customised number plate,” a family source told Punch.

“He drove to Akure for a meeting. But on his way back, on getting to a rough road along Elegbeka, he was accosted by gunmen and shot.

“It was clearly an assassination because nothing was stolen from the vehicle and the other two occupants of the vehicle were not harmed.”

Adeusi ascended the throne about 23 years ago and was in his 60s.

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