Again, Ekiti monarch escapes gunmen attack, hospitalised

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Unknown gunmen on Friday evening shot at a traditional ruler, the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti, Oba Adetutu Ajayi, while in his car along Ayetoro-Ewu Road in Ilejemeje Local Government Area.

This came barely 24 hours after gunmen invaded a petrol station at Isan Ekiti in the same local government area and abducted the manager of the station, Itakorodo Adebayo, after sporadic gunshots.

Sources at Ewu Ekiti said on Saturday that the bandits rained gunshots on the traditional ruler’s official car in which he was travelling on the Ayetoro-Ewu Road in the neighbouring Ido/Osi Council Area.

The sources said that although the monarch escaped death, he sustained gunshot injuries following which he was hospitalised in a tertiary medical facility in Ekiti State.

One of the sources said, “The monarch was travelling in his car to Ayetoro when the bandits waylaid him and in an attempt to escape, they pursued him and rained bullets on his car.

“The bullets hit him on the legs, arms and stomach. The traditional ruler is now receiving treatment in a tertiary hospital in Ekiti.” Punch


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