Ondo monarch, Oba Adeusi shot dead by gunmen

By Remi Benjamin

A foremost traditional ruler in Ondo State, Oba Isreal Adeusi has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Akure

Oba Adeusi is the Olufon of Ifon, and he has been on the throne for 23 years before his death.

He was reportedly killed in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The monarch was said to be returning from in Akure in his official car around 4.00pm on Thursday when he was shot dead by the gunmen.

It was gathered that the gunmen did not attack anyone else in the car or steal any item.

The Punch quoted a relative of the traditional ruler as saying that he was in his official car which had his customised number plate and drove to Akure for a meeting, but that on his way back, on getting to a rough road along Elegbeka, he was accosted by gunmen and shot.

“It was clearly an assassination because nothing was stolen from the vehicle and the other two occupants of the vehicle were not harmed,” the relative said.

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