The Ondo State government says it is greatly saddened by the unfortunate incident of the passing away of Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi who was shot dead by gunmen along Akure – Benin road yesterday.
A statement by the commissioner for information , Donald Ojogo admits the state is in a serious security crisis beyond the ordinary.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu along with some goverment functionaries had also visited the Ifon Community to commiserate with the people over the loss.
The governor has also directed that security agencies, especially the Police to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
In another reaction ,monarchs in Akoko Area Of Ondo state have described the monarch’s gruesome killing as a crime against the traditional institution.
They called for a total overhaul of the state’s security apparatus to check incessant kidnappings and killings.
Speaking on behalf of the monarchs, Oba Adebori Adeleye of Okaland said killing a traditional ruler was abominable and urged security agents to fish out the killers of Oba Adeusi.
Oba Adeleye who was at the council of Obas meeting from which the late Olufon was returning before his untimely death commiserated with the people of ifon.
The monarch described Oba Adeusi as easygoing and highly intelligent.