On Tuesday evening, a yet-to-be-identified man broke two gates and constrained his way into the compound where a mansion occupied by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, was situated in his Ile Oodua’s royal residence in Ile Ife.
As indicated by sources, a few shots were heard around the palace and one man was said to have been arrested regarding the incident.
An source in Enuwa where the palace is situated who preferred an anonymity, said a man driving a Mercedes Benz car with two passengers, had driven to the entrance of the royal residence a few minutes to 7pm.
It was however learnt that the security men at the entrance, denied the vehicle entry and asked the driver to leave.
“But before they could check the vehicle, two of the passengers had disembarked and ran away, while the driver forced his way in. He hit the first gate and drove straight towards where Ooni lives.
“He also succeeded in breaking the second gate and was already near Ooni’s residence. He later disembarked. The man was dressed in a long robe and had a dog with him.“The dog was later shot dead, while the man was apprehended. The man was later taken to Moore Police Station in Ile Ife,” the source said.
Endeavors to reach the representative for Ooni of Ife, Moses Olafare, were fruitless as calls to his mobile line did not connect, while he had not reacted to request through text message sent to him as of the hour of putting this report together.
Notwithstanding, a source in the palace, who favored not to be mentioned because he was not approved to talk on the issue, stated that a man, who forced his way into the palace was arrested by security men.He added, “It was not an attack on the palace or Kabiyesi as being insinuated. The gunshots people heard must have been when security men shot at the dog the suspect came with.”