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Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Face Alleged ‘Assassination’ Attempt



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Security operatives have shot a dog dead and apprehended its owner, who broke two gates and forced his way into the compound which houses that Ooni of ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

As reported by The PUNCH, the incidence occurred yesterday, when the yet-to-be-identified man, who was said to be driving a Mercedes Benz car with two passengers drove to the palace entrance few minutes to 7pm.

NaijaNews learnt that the man was denied entrance by the security officers, who stopped him to check the vehicle, but two of the passengers who were in the car with him, disembarked and ran away.

The source who pleaded anonymity said “But before they could check the vehicle, two of the passengers had disembarked and ran away, while the driver forced his way in. He hit the first gate and drove straight towards where Ooni lives.

He also succeeded in breaking the second gate and was already near Ooni’s residence. He later disembarked. The man was dressed in a long robe and had a dog with him.

“The dog was later shot dead, while the man was apprehended. The man was later taken to Moore Police Station in Ile Ife,”

Efforts to reach the spokesperson for Ooni, Moses Olafare, were unsuccessful as calls to his mobile line did not connect, while he had not responded to inquiries through text message sent to him as of the time of filing this report.

However, a source in the palace, who preferred not to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the issue,  told our correspondent that a man, who forced his way into the palace was arrested by security men.

He added, “It was not an attack on the palace or Kabiyesi as being insinuated. The gunshots people heard must have been when security men shot at the dog the suspect came with.”