Kingship Tussle: One killed as arsonists raze palace in Osun
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on November 24, 2022
A middle-aged man on Wednesday was reportedly shot dead at the front of the palace of Akirun of Ikirun in Osun State as a lingering dispute over the appointment of the traditional ruler turned bloody.
The deceased, identified as Luqman Omoola, was shot when some persons engaged security personnel at the entrance of the palace in an argument. It was not clear who fired the shot as of the time of this report
When the news of the incident broke, some persons stormed the palace and set a section of it on fire. There had been tension in Ikirun since Yinusa Akadiri was installed as the new monarch of the town.
Premium Times had reported how some of his subjects chased the traditional ruler out of his palace, claiming he is not entitled to the throne.
The aggrieved indigenes locked the palace gate and tied charms across the gate.
Since the incident, the palace has remained closed.