Omoniyi Ademola, the murder suspect, who was accused of killing Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin,the Onise of Odo Oro-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government area of Ekiti State early this week has said he carried out the act in order to reclaim the throne of his forefathers.
Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin, who was enthroned in 1986, was stabbed to death in his palace on Monday after presiding over a council of Chiefs meeting in the community.
Ademola, who is in his 40’s allegedly fled the town after committing the murder before being arrested in Ado-Ekiti,the state capital,the following day.
While being paraded at the Police Headquarters in Ado-Ekiti on Friday,Ademola said his family had duly nominated him to take over from the late monarch but said the dead Oba was serving as an hindrance despite that the town had declared vacancy .
The suspect,who had earlier been described as a lunatic spoke eloquently and showed no remorse for the offence he allegedly committed.
Recounting how the incident happened,Ademola claimed: “The crown didn’t belong to Oba Ogunsakin because “the town had last year declared vacancy
because of the death of our Oba.”
“They said our Oba was dead and my family nominated me to take over only for him to resurface again and said he remained the Oba.
“Last year December,my family nominated me and since then I have been trying to take over. That day when I got to the palace, it was the late Oba that first attacked me and I attacked him back which led to his death”,he said.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bello Ahmed dispelled the insinuation that Ademola was a lunatic, saying: “I am not a medical expert to know who is mentally unstable or not.
“But the fact remains that, how could a lunatic committed murder and ran over 100 kilometres from the scene of the incident? So,
commonsense dictates that he must have known what he was doing to have ran from that town to Ado-Ekiti”,he declared.
Meanwhile,the Command also paraded 25 other suspects,who were arrested for cultism and other murder cases, including a man,Mr. Toyin Ajakaye ,who allegedly hanged an Okada Rider in his farm in Agbado-Ekiti on Wednesday.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner of Police,said his men are closing in on the killers of Mr. Bunmi Ojo, former Personal Assistant to ex-Governor Segun Oni,who was killed by unknown gunmen on August 10.
“We are on the trail of the killers,we have reached advanced stage.
Some suspects had been arrested and they are helping the police.
Efforts are being intensified and we shall feed the public with the
right information when we are ready to charge them to court.
Ahmed added that the 16 suspects arrested for allegedly belonging to
‘Aye and Eye ‘confraternities have confessed their memberships of the secret cults,saying they will be charged to court soon.
He revealed that dangerous weapons like: one cut-to-size gun, one cartridge,criminal charms, Toyota Camry Car with Registration number FKJ 912 DEK, one kitchen knife and one cutlass were recovered from the suspected cultists.
Ahmed revealed that four armed robbery gang: Idowu Oluwole, Ganiyu Rasak, Ojo Ayomide and Asimile Efra were arrested for stealing a Bajajmotorcycle from one victim in Ado-Ekiti capital city.
While commending the people of the state on their cooperation so far,the police boss assured that the command will continue to intensify efforts to ensure criminals have no hidden place in the state.