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Gunmen Kill Ondo Monarch, Oba Akindamade Ajinhan

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Gunmen Kill Ondo Monarch, Oba Akindamade Ajinhan

Dec 5, 2011 – Gunmen Kill Ondo Monarch, Oba Akindamade Ajinhan

Some Unknown gunmen have killed the Ajalaye of Ofefeland, Oba Akindamade Ajinhan, in his house at Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo.

The monarch’s first son, Gbenga Ajinhan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday at Odigbo, that the incident happened between 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday.

He said: “The two gunmen just entered the compound and requested to see my dad, who was sitting on the veranda near the front door and my dad asked them what they wanted.

“But they requested to go inside the house, saying it was a political issue which needed secrecy.

“One of them stood at the gate, while the other one spoke to my dad.”

Ajinhan said that as soon as his dad reached the front door, the man brought out a gun and shot him on the leg.

“He shot daddy again in his stomach and when daddy fell, he shot him again for the third time in the head.

“As soon as he turned back and saw me standing near the car, he shot at me too but I dodged it and the bullet shattered the car’s windscreen.

“The gunman then went after my junior brother, who came out of the house with an empty Jerry can, but my brother hit the gun with the Jerry can and took to his heels.

“The gunman picked the gun and ran into the bush with his partner. They didn’t enter the house and didn’t take anything, as my mother and sisters were all inside the house.”

Also speaking to NAN, the deceased younger sister, Mrs Lara Ayelomi, described the incident as “shocking and painful.’’

“People are very wicked, they didn’t let him finish his assignment, he was a very important person, everyone loved him and he loved everyone.

“I don’t suspect anyone but I know that God knows him. This is a very big loss to our family.”

The Odigbo Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr Adekimi Ojo, who confirmed the incident, said it was unfortunate and a surprise.

“It was the first of its kind in Odigbo, we don’t have any suspects yet, but the case is under investigation,” he said.(pm news)

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