December 08, 2020

Popular Ondo monarch the Olufon of Ifon shot dead

Unknown gunmen assumed to be kidnappers shot dead the First Class traditional ruler of Ifon, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Israel Adeusi. According to reports, the traditional ruler was returning to Ifon from Akure when he ran into the den of kidnappers along Elegbeka area when the incident happened. It was gathered that his driver attempted to manoeuvre his way to avoid the kidnappers when they shot at his vehicle. Oba Adewusi was said to have been hit with bullets and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, where he was confirmed dead. A source revealed to Newsmen that the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, was notified about the occurrence, rushed to the hospital where the ruler was confirmed dead. He said the governor suspended all activities and travelled to Ifon when the incident was reported to him. The state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the command had been trying to get in touch with the Divisional Police Officer in the area to confirm the incident.