Suspected assassins have killed an Egba Chief, the Oluwo of Ikanna in his home in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Wednesday, June 17.
The late Chief, Moses Oyebade, 75, was said to have been shot three times. It was learnt that attempt had been made to kill Oyebade before.
The victim’s first son, Oluyemi Oyebade, recounted, “my father was sleeping in his bedroom. The bed is close to the window. As the glass was broken, he woke up to see what happened. He took his torch to see who was there. That was how he was shot.
“The first gunshot was in his hand which was seriously damaged. Maybe when he was still struggling, they shot him again. I guess they shot him three times.”
The Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, saying the killers left a note after killing the chief. In the note, he was referred to as “Useless” and “Promiscuous”.
Adejobi said, “We have a case of murder at hand concerning Apena of Ikanna Chief Moses Oyebade. Some men went to his residence, broke his window and shot him at 12: am .
“We have examined the place and recovered assassination note which contained a message written in both English and Yoruba languages.