The Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government area Ondo state, Oba Adegoke Adeusi, has been reportedly murdered by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Ifon is located in Ose Local Government Area (LGA) of the state in south-west Nigeria.
According to reports, Oba Adeusi was said to be returning to his town from Akure, the Ondo State capital where he went for a meeting with other frontline traditional rulers in the state.
A source reportedly revealed that the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who was informed about the barbaric incident, rushed to the hospital where the monarch was confirmed dead. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Meanwhile, the state police public relations officer, 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.
History has it that Ifon was a colonial goverment seat until 1925 when Owo (now a local government area) took over the status to Owo but it regained the status in 1972.
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In the stated area where the monarch was killed, kidnapping and other criminal activities has been on the rise for the past few months.
May God give his family and the entire people of Ifon and the fortitude to bear the loss and grant the deceased eternal rest, Amen.
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