Youths on rampage as suspected cultists kill Osun monarch’s son
TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
A son of Oba Abdulahi Okunloye the Olofa of Ofatedo, Yinusa Okunloye has been killed by a suspected cult group.
A 43-year-old Okunloye was murdered in the wee hours of Saturday at his residence in Ofatedo, Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State.
It was gathered that the prince was called out of his house around 12 am on Saturday and was shot in the chest.
Fear gripped the hearts of people in the community as some men in a car welding guns were spotted around 8 am on Saturday at Ofatedo.
There was roadblock as at 8am in the community while businesses were closed down.
The Osun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident.
According to her, a group of suspected cultists numbering three invaded Olofa street, Ofatedo and called Okunloye out of his room and shot him in his chest.
She disclosed that the prince later gave up the ghost, corpse was removed and deposited at UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Opalola said no arrest has been made but promised that “frantic efforts are on to arrest the suspects.”