We will fish out Killers of Olufon – Akeredolu

We will fish out Killers of Olufon – Akeredolu


Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Saturday vowed to unmask killers of traditional ruler of Ifon, Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon,five months after he was killed by unknown gunmen.

Oba Adeusi was killed on November 16 by gunmen while returning from Akure while his killers are yet to be arrested .

Governor Akeredolu who at an inter denominational service in honour of late Adeusi said he would leave no stone unturned at unravelling the killers no matter how long it will take.

Akeredolu who spoke through Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Oladunni Odu, said he would continue to work with a security agencies to ensure Oba Adeusi did not die in vain.

He described the late Olufon as a monarch who loved his people and attracted developmental projects to the community.

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Late Olufon of Ifon

Governor Akeredolu however cautioned the Ifon community to hasten selection of a new king without hiccups.

He urged them to abide by all chieftaincy declarations in the State in picking a new monarch.

The Ondo Governor also warned that any Regent picked in interregnum should not be made to reign for a long time.

His words, “We are all sad by the manner of the late Oba’s death. It shouldn’t happen to anybody. The Governor will leave no stone unturned to fish out the killers.

“I want to enjoined you to have a peaceful selection of a new Oba. I know there is only one kingmaker left but hasten the process and follow all chieftaincy declaration to select the next Oba. The Regent you are going to pick shouldn’t stay long for there to be peace in the land.”

Late Oba Adeusi was crowned in 1997 and reigned for 23 years until he was killed last November.

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