Gunmen kill High Chief over land dispute in Ondo State

13:45 Dec 15 2021 Ondo State

Gunmen have reportedly murdered an Owo High Chief, Tunde llori Elerewe over land dispute.

It was learnt that another high chief who was equally attacked but escaped by whiskers, sustained injuries and presently on admission at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo.

In a swift reaction, governor Rotimi Akeredolu has vowed to fish out the killers of the victim and bring them to book.

Vanguard gathered that the victim was invited to the palace of the paramount traditional ruler of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye for an amicable resolution of the dispute.

Reports said that the high chief was double crossed after the meeting and shot at close range.

Another source however hinted that “the victim and members of the other parties involved were returning to town when some men attacked them and shot the head of the family dead.

He said that the high chief died instantly and was confirmed dead while one other person who was also shot was rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

” They have visited the landed property and were returning to town to submit their findings to the palace when the men appeared to them and shot the man and one other person.

“The hoodlums ran away from the scene immediately and the remains of the man and the other person shot were taken to the hospital where one of them was pronounced dead. I think the incident had been reported to the police in the town.

Meanwhile, youths in ancient town protested the gruesome murder of the victim.

They blocked the major roads in the town and made borne fire at the First Bank junction, the area where the deceased controlled before he was murdered.

The youths describing his murder as barbaric and called for the arrest of the perpetrators.
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