An Egba Chief, Moses Oyebade, has been killed in his home at Ikanna compound, Ago-Oba , Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Oyebade, who was the Oluwo of Ikanna, was shot by gunmen, who stormed his home at midnight on Wednesday.
It was gathered that they broke the window of his bedroom and shot the victim at close range.
The late Oyebade marked his 75th birthday in Lagos recently.
It was gathered that the slain chief was the lone occupant of the building.
The police evacuated his remains after the incident was reported at the Ibara Police Station.
The victim’s first son, Oluyemi, told reporters that there had been several assassination attempts on his father.
“My father was sleeping in his bedroom. The bed is close to the window. The first gunshot hit his hand. Maybe when he was struggling, they shot him again. I guess they shot him three times,” he said.
Police spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the killers left a note.
“We have a murder case at hand concerning Chief Moses Oyebade.
“Some men went to his residence, broke his window and shot him at 12am.
“We have examined the place and recovered a note, which contained a message in both English and Yoruba.
“It could be a case of assassination. We will invite some people for interrogation.
“The Commissioner, Valentine Ntomchukwu, has directed that the case be transfered to the Department of Criminal Investigation.”
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