Osun: Hoodlums Fired At Crowd During Burial Rites Of Late Oba Okunloye’s Son

Moses Ofodeme

Armed hoodlums on Monday attacked traditionalists performing rituals for Prince Yinusa Okunloye, who was shot dead by some cultists.

Four of the traditionalists were said to have sustained gunshot injuries as a result of the attack which happened in the early hours of Monday.

The prince, who was a son of the Olofa of Ofatedo, Oba Abdullahi Okunloye, was shot dead in the early hours of Saturday by some cultists.

He was said to have had an altercation with the cultists and it degenerated into a fight and the hoodlums reportedly came back to his residence and killed him.

However, when performing the rites of passage for the deceased, armed hoodlums reportedly invaded the venue at Ofatedo area in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State and shot into the midst of the traditionalists injuring four of them in the process

A source said one of the victims was critically injured while the condition of the three others was not very serious.

The source said, “The traditionalists were performing rites of passage when the gunmen stormed the place and opened fire on them.

“They fired several shots at them during the attack and four of them sustained injuries. The condition of one of the injured is critical. A member of the community called the police who to stop the attack.”

The Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident.

She said, “Security has been beefed up in the community while the injured traditionalists have been taken to hospital for treatment.”

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