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  • Crime - Osun
  • Updated: September 17, 2023

Chief, Prince Accused Of Killing Osun Farmer

Chief, Prince Accused Of Killing Osun Farmer

The Eesa of Ifon-Osun, Babatunde Oyetunji and a Prince of Ifon-Osun, Jide Akinyooye have been accused of killing one Sodiq of Aganna's compound in Ilobu, a neighbouring town. 

Ilobu and Ifon-Osun towns, both in Irepodun local government and Orolu local government areas of Osun State respectively have traded words over ownership of boundary land located at Opapa village which falls in-between the two communities.

The communities are currently in the court of law to address the issue.

The allegation is contained in a press release by Tairu Babatunde who is the Public Relations Officer of Ilobu-Asake Development Union and made available to journalists on Saturday. 

"After touring all media houses and granting press conferences to issue threats on the lives of the people of Ilobu, Eesa of Ifon-Osun, Babatunde Oyetunji and a Prince of Ifon-Osun, Jide Akinyooye have finally carried out their threats by killing an indigene of Ilobu identified as Sodiq of Aganna's compound in the early hours of Saturday, September 16, 2023. 

"The whole world will recall that Jide Akinyooye was live on a radio programme on Friday, September 15, 2023, where he was laying unsubstantiated claims on Opapa and Gbere. He also reissued threats and sent messages of war on peace loving people of Ilobu.

"It will not be surprising that less than 24 hours after, Akinyooye and Oyetunji have carried out their threats by killing an innocent Sodiq, who was only doing his farming business at Opapa. 

"Sodiq was declared missing by his family members on Friday evening after he had left home for the farm on Friday morning.

"His corpse was found on Saturday morning with bullet injuries on his back. A team of police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ilobu have removed the corpse.

"We're concerned that Akinyooye that has been telling the world that there's a case at the Appeal court, has resorted to violence, killing and maiming of our people. 

"We once again call on the security agencies to immediately arrest, investigate and charge Babatunde Oyetunji and Jide Akinyooye for murder of Sodiq who was killed at his prime.

"This, we believe, will restore the confidence of every Ilobu son and daughter on the security architecture.

"Our people are now living in panic as we don't know the next victim of Oyetunji and Akinyooye's terror."

IDU thereafter called on Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke to raise up to the occasion so as to avert breakdown of law and order.

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