Abiodun, Ogun CP vows to arrest killers of Ogun monarch, Oba Odetola - Global Quest Magazine


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Abiodun, Ogun CP vows to arrest killers of Ogun monarch, Oba Odetola

Yinka Sanusi

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has expressed worry over the killing of the Olu of Agodo in Ewekoro Local Government Area, Oba Ayinde Odetola, on Monday.

Condemning the incident on Tuesday, Abiodun vowed to visit the full wrath of the law on the killers of the monarch and three of his aides.

While saying that his administration would not tolerate breach of peace being currently enjoyed in the state, Abiodun directed security operatives to fish out those who carried out the attack.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun confirmed that “Oba Odetola and three of his workers were assassinated on Monday by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums.”

Unknown gunmen on Monday assassinated the Olu of Agodo, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Ayinde Odetola. 

It was gathered that the late king was killed and burnt beyond recognition immediately he drove into the community around 11 am. 

GLOBALQUEST 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 nobody from Ake would be their king. 

While the root cause of the killing is yet to be ascertained, a sister of the late monarch, Mrs Adenike Akintade, said a brother to the late monarch was recently 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.

Confirming the incident, Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said it was only the traditional ruler that was killed, debunking claims that his aides or children were also killed in the incident.

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 Lanre Bankole has visited the scene spot and promise to bring the perpetrators to book"Oyeyemi stated.

However, the governor condoled with the family of the late Oba and the residents of Agodo town.

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