July 20, 2024

Obaship tussle claims one life, Akirun palace set ablaze

One person has been confirmed dead as a renewed crisis engulfed the Ikirun township.

The crisis escalated early this morning over the alleged forceful mission to smuggle Oba Olalekan Akadiri into the palace.

The deceased has been identified as Lukuman Omoola, a descendant of the Gboleru ruling house – one of the houses fighting to fill the vacant throne.

According to a report, he was allegedly shot dead.
[Victim of the gunshot]

The Akinrun royal tussle, which has been rocking the town for over about a month was renewed when the Akadiri allegedly led other persons to the town to gain access into the palace.

It was reported that Akadiri was appointed as the new Akinrun by the Osun State government earlier this month, but he has not been backed by majority of the town including chiefs and the head of kingmakers.

He was denied access to the palace since the second day after his announcement and the government presented instruments of office to him last week at the government secretariat in Osogbo.

A viral video attached to this story shows a section of the palace also caught fire during the Wednesday’s crisis.

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