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Friday, 22 November 2013

Monarch burnt to death after arsonists set palace ablaze

The 80 year old monarch of Ilase-Ijesa community in Obokun local government area of Osun State was killed in a fire on Wednesday night November 20th after hoodlums set his palace on fire.

The Alase of Ilase-Ijesa, Oba Adesina Anibijuwon, was burnt to death inside his palace around 8pm Wednesday though there are reports that he was strangled before his home was set on fire.

Residents of the community claim the late Oba, who had been blind for nine years, was attacked by suspected members of Odua People’s Congress who invaded the palace that night in a Mazda 323 car which they later set ablaze.

The charred remains of the late Oba Anibijuwon was taken to the mortuary at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital in Osogbo. The police is investigating his death.


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