Friday, 9 December 2016

Oba dies a week after he was arraigned for threat to life and illegal possession of lands

According to reports from LIB, The monarch–the Amunijio of Ijio in the Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo state, Oba Okunade Adegoke reportedly died Wednesday in a road accident after his car collided with a truck. The Oba was driving himself from Iwere-Ile to his kingdom around 10pm Wednesday when he lost control and crashed into the truck. The monarch was said to be the only occupant in the car and died at the scene of the accident.

An eyewitness who arrived after the accident occurred said:

“From what we could piece together at the scene of the accident, it seemed the kabiyesi was trying to avoid a vehicle when he ran into the truck. Help did not come immediately and by the time he was found, he had died from his injuries.”

His death came barely a week after he was arraigned before the Okeho Magistrate’s Court for allegations bordering on threat to live, destruction of family businesses, using thugs to forcibly take possession of a stretch of land that belonged to another family and destroying a farmland which had tree crops worth N10m