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Two killed in Ondo as chieftaincy dispute worsens

13:29 May 5 2021 Ondo State

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Two person were feared killed in Ikare Akoko, Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, as two factions of youths reportedly engaged in a clash on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

The two rival groups were said to be loyal to two traditional chiefs in the town who have misunderstanding over a chieftaincy matter.

It was gathered the two traditional chiefs; Chief Idowu Ogunye and Chief Sunday Bada; were at fighting each other over the Olokoja chieftaincy as the Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Momoh reportedly remove Ogunye and replace him with Bada.

But Ogunye reportedly insisted that he was still the Olokoja of Okoja quarters.

It was gathered that Bada summoned a meeting on Monday, but some youths allegedly disrupted the meeting leading to gun fight, during which two persons were shot dead, while some were injured.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident, but said nobody died.

Ikoro said, “Security personnel have been drafted to the community to ensure peace. So far, no life has been.”
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