Gunmen attack traditional ruler in Ogun State

The home of the controversial Traditional Ruler of Ikenne, Ogun State, Adeyinka Onakade was on Monday night burgled  by six unknown

The robbers made away with some of his valuables, a substantial amount of money, and his car.

Premium Times gathered that the robbers broke into the monarch’s palace at about 7.45 pm and held him, members of his household,  and some of his guests hostage for about 40 minutes.

Mr. Onakade, whose reign has been rejected by the Ogun State government, was said to be in the company of his lawyer, Omosanya Solaja, and other community leaders when the armed men arrived at his palace.  

“The incident was an assassination attempt. Kabiyesi was with some community leaders at his palace. About six men, fully armed with sophisticated weapons, came and rough-handled the monarch,” an eyewitness told Premium Times.

According to the witness, “Initially when the gunmen came, they repeatedly asked for Solaja (Mr. Onakade’s lawyer). They shouted, where is your lawyer? Where is your lawyer? When they saw Solaja, they smashed his head with bottle and also macheted him severely. They also threw him from a storey building”.

The eyewitness said the lawyer, who is a former member of Ogun State House of Assembly, became unconscious when the gunmen threw him down from a one storey building. He has however been revived and is responding to treatment after being rushed to a hospital by onlookers, family members said.

Though Premium Times learnt that the incident was reported at the Ikenne Police Station, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Muyiwa Adejobi, denied knowledge of it.


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