Unknown gunmen on Monday assassinated the Olu of Agodo, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Ayinde Odetola.
It was gathered that Oba Odetola was killed and burnt beyond recognition immediately he drove into the community around 11 am.
DAILY POST learnt that crisis began in Agodo after Odetola of Ake dynasty was elected as the traditional ruler of the town, a development the Owu people reportedly rejected, insisting that anybody from Ake cannot be their king.
“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.
Oyeyemi said the monarch was burnt in his car after he was murdered.
According to him, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, was at the scene of the incident on Monday to assess the situation.
He added that residents of Agodo have deserted the village 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.