Ondo Police Declare Manhunt For Suspected Kidnappers Who Killed Ifon Monarch

LAGOS NOVEMBER 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Ondo State Police Command has declared manhunt for suspected kidnappers who killed First Class traditional ruler of Ifon, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Israel Adeusi.

The spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Tee Leo-Ikoro, who  confirmed the incident  said the gunmen also kidnapped two persons in the convoy of Oba Adeusi after shooting the monarch.

He disclosed that  the Commissioner of Police in the state, Bolaji Salami, has directed all police divisions in the area to swing into action and fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

The Ondo Police image maker  added  that the police personnel would work with other security agencies to apprehend the bandits and secure the release of the victims.

Recalled that the traditional ruler who was returning to Ifon from Akure after a meeting, ran into the barricade of the kidnappers along Elegbeka area when the incident happened.

It was gathered that his driver attempted to maneuver his way to avoid the kidnappers when they shot at his vehicle.

Oba Adeusi was said to have been hit with bullets and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, where he was confirmed dead.

A source disclosed to Tribune Online that the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, who was informed about the incident, rushed to the hospital where the monarch was confirmed dead.

He said the governor suspended all activities and travelled to Ifon when the incident was reported to him.

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