Friday, June 18

2 killed, houses burnt in Ajaawa

Two residents of Ajaawa in Ogooluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State were reportedly killed.

OgbomosoToday learnt that some suspected kidnappers have been threatening the residents of the area and taking ransom before releasing them.

According to our source, the kidnappers recently attempted to kidnap Arabaawo of Ajaawa who is the leader of the traditionalists in the town but failed.

Our correspondent learnt that a butcher, Lamidi Eleran, saw those who attempted to kidnap the Arabaawo in the town.

According to our source, the butcher was killed in a village by those who attempted to kidnap the traditionalist.

The death of Lamidi Eleran according to our source led to a serious protest held in front of Prince Gideon Oyekunle popularly known as Ade Master house.

The source said Ade master who was not comfortable with the protest shot one of the protesters.

Ade master was one of the people vying for the stool of Alajaawa in the town.

Our correspondent learnt that when the protester died, youths in the town took to the street and burnt all his properties including house, hotels and his shrine in the town.

Our source said: “It is true. Ade master who is also vying for the kingship in the town caused the crisis. The story you heard was true. He has gone out of the town now. All his houses and hotels have been burnt. He killed a young man, for God’s sake. Why must you kill among armless protesters?” he queried.

Speaking on the incident, the executive chairman, Ogo Oluwa local government,Prince Oluwaseun Ojo said effort is on top gear to prevent degeneration of the situation,

Ojo who hinted that he had briefed appropiate quarters on the development also appeal to the angry youths to shelve their sword and allow government to investigates the matter.

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