Irate Youths chase Monarch out of Palace over death of Policeman in Ondo
Irate Youths in Itaogbolu community in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo state have chased their traditional ruler away over what they alleged as diabolical killing of a policeman identified as Ayo Oloyede.
Oloyede was attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Ondo State Police Command before he died in an accident last Sunday.
Witnesses said youths in the community mobilised and chased the traditional ruler, Oba Idowu Faborode, the Ogbolu of Itaogbolu out of his palace after news of Ayodele’s death spread into town.
Sources said the youths accused the monarch of failing to perform his functions as well as protect his subjects.
It was gathered that late Oloyede visited his mother and was heading back to Akure, when the commercial vehicle he boarded somersaulted severely between Itaogbolu and Odudu village.
The youths were said to regarded late Oloyede as a good man who always attend to their needs.
Sources in the community said the youths attributed the accident to some supernatural powers.
Ondo police spokesman, ASP Tee Leo Ikoro, said the youths went on rampage as because of the death of a police officer.
“Yes, we got information some youths in Itaogbolu went on rampage and chased the monarch out of his sit.
“We really don’t understand what is the connection between a dead police man in an accident and the monarch of the town.
“Our men are on ground to put the situation under control as we await more details from our investigation,” he said.