Wife Of Ekiti Monarch Slain By Herdsmen Recalls Last Moments With Husband

The wife of the late king of Esun Ekiti in Ajoni, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State has narrated her last moments with her slain husband.

The widow, Yetunde Ogunsakin, stated that her husband called her before being slain by gunmen to inform her that he was hungry and that she should prepare something for him before he arrived at his palace.

Mrs Ogunsakin who spoke to AIT News in a documentary seen by SaharaReporters said she started to worry when she realised her husband did not arrive within the period of an hour.

She said, “He called me when he reached Ajowa that he was coming, that he was hungry and I should prepare something for him. Ajowa to this place, I was not checking time, that it is not supposed to take more than one hour. Getting to one hour, one hour plus, I was calling his phone. He did not pick.”

“I was shocked when I was called around 4:30 to be informed that he has been attacked by assailants and that he was killed in the process with a fellow Kabieyesi, Onimojo of Imojo,” Chief Niyi Ojo, a community leader from Esun Ekiti added.

In response to the monarchs’ deaths, Micheal Ogungbemi, Chairman of the Ajoni LCDA, urged the Nigerian government to grant local security officers in the town a licence to carry arms in order to confront militants attacking residents.

He said, “I believe at this time, we should ensure that our local security must be harmed, the must be allowed to carry weapons.”

SaharaReporters had reported how gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Monday, killed the two traditional rulers, throwing their towns into confusion.

The incident was said to have happened between Oke-Ako and Ipao-Ekiti in Ajoni Local Government Area of the state.

Sources disclosed that another monarch, Alara of Ara in Ikole LG, however, narrowly escaped when the armed men accosted them and attempted to forcefully take them away.

President Bola Tinubu had also condemned the killing of the two traditional rulers. (Saharareporters) 

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