Lawyer vows to bring down the murderers of Ogun Monarch

The culprits responsible for the death of the late Olowo of Owoland, Oba Patrick Fasinu, will be brought to books, adding that he is ready to volunteer information to the police.

The lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, who gave some names to PUNCH Metro on Sunday, said the police must quiz and prosecute the suspects for their roles in the killing.

This is just as the family of late Fasinu said only justice would assuage their pain, urging the government to get to the roots of the murder.

Our correspondent had reported that the 68-year-old had gone for a meeting of traditional rulers in Ilaro, in the Yewa South area of Ogun State, on Wednesday.

He was said to have dropped off his driver along the way and was heading home in his Toyota Camry around 10pm when he was waylaid by some assailants between Ijako and Isagbo in the Oke-Odan area.

The men reportedly dragged him out of his car and hacked him with an axe before putting him back into the car.

The assassins then set fire to the car and fled the scene.

Fasinu’s charred remains were recovered on Thursday by policemen from the Owode-Yewa division.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police would get to the roots of the death.

Ogungbeje, who said he had been Fasinu’s counsel since 2012, said he was shocked to learn of the death in PUNCH.

The lawyer said the Ogun State Government and the state judiciary were partly to blame as the late king had had several threats to his life.

He said, “I have vowed to see the Ogun State CP tomorrow (Monday). I will give the police the names of those behind the killing of kabiyesi.

“Kabiyesi had a running battle with a traditional ruler over the prescribed authority of Owoland. Owoland shares boundary with another community. The ruler of that community made some people baales. Oba Fasinu said it was not the man’s rights to appoint the baales because the villages fell under his jurisdiction.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )


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