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Ogboni fraternity leader shot dead in Ondo

Leader of the Ogboni Fraternity in the South West has been killed in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of the Ondo State.

The deceased identified as Chief Stephen Akinkunmi was said to have been killed within the premises of the Saint Stephen Hotel, Ore.

Two persons suspected to be involved in the killing have been arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command.

According to sources, the deceased was shot dead following his refusal to enter his car as ordered by the assailants.

The perpetrators of the dastardly act were alleged to have driven the vehicle out of the premises to an unknown destination after the gruesome murder.

It was gathered some documents and other items, including money worth N2 million, belonging to the deceased were carted away by the suspected assailants.

The brother of the deceased, Joshua Akinkunmi claimed the gunmen had lodged in the hotel for three days before carrying out the operation.

On her part, the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Toyin Akinkunmi appealed to the state government and the security agents to protect the family as she had been receiving threats from some people.

“Some people have been calling us on the telephone, threatening our lives, we want the security agencies to help us arrest the perpetrators, we also want justice,” she said.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the arrest of the two suspects, said the command had begun investigations into the incident.

“We are after the other perpetrators and we will ensure they are brought to book,” Ikoro assured.

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