Assailants kill five farmers of Modakeke as Youths attack Ooni’s Palace

Written by on August 21, 2021

There was palpable tension between residents of Ile-Ife and Modakeke of Osun State on Friday, following the killing of five farmers from Modakeke along Toro Road in the early hours of the day.

The five victims, all male, were found dead on the road to Toro village, where they reportedly had farms.

A community leader in Modakeke, Mr Femi Eluyinka, who confirmed the incident in an interview with newsmen, said some people from the town, accompanied by police operatives, evacuated the corpses.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said the Police Command heard some people were killed and the Commissioner of Police deployed more policemen into the area.

However, while motorcyclists that accompanied the corpses, conveyed in a police van to the morgue, were returning to Modakeke through Enuwa, Ile-Ife, sources said there was an attempt to attack Ooni’s palace.

The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, on Friday, met some Ile-Ife chiefs, as the command intensified efforts to dispel tension caused by the killing of five Modakeke indigenes by unknown assailants.

Credit: Punch

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