BREAKING: Community leader shot dead, corpse set ablaze

BREAKING: Community leader shot dead, corpse set ablaze

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Tragedy struck when a Community leader in Ekiti State, South Western Nigeria, was on Sunday shot dead by a suspected assailant who also set his Corpse ablaze.

FILE: CORPSE SET ABLAZE BY HOODLUMS

The incident occurred Ikole-Ekiti community of Ikole Local Government Area in Ekiti State has been thrown into mourning.

A security source who said 35-year-old Chief identified as Chief Sola Fatunl, the Onibedo of Ilotin, has had a running battle with his assailant.

The source who pleaded anonymity told Nigerian Tribune that the decease (Sunday) had accused Chief Fatunla of snatching his wife, Miss Tadeni. Both Sunday and Tadeni were married with two kids before the marriage collapsed.

“After Sunday had found out that Miss Tadeni and Chief Fatunla were merely family friends, he apologised to him, only for Sunday to plead with Fatunla to assist him in using his position as a Chief in Ikole Ekiti to plead with those he claimed seized his charcoal.

“While accompanying him to where his charcoal was seized on Sunday, the Tiv man connived with others to abduct Chief Fatunla and Miss Tadeni, somewhere around Iyemero Ekiti, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. He was tied to a tree, strangled to death and his corpse set on fire.”

He hinted that Miss Tadeni, escaped from the abductors while Sunday and his other accomplices, who had fled, were caught by vigilante men in Patigi area of Kwara State while trying to escape.

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Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Ekiti State Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, assured that details about police investigation will be communicated soon.

“There was a murder case, one of the chiefs in Ikole Ekiti was murdered on the farm. We are still trying to investigate the matter. We are still on the investigation, I will get back to you on the details,” he said.

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