Adeyinka Folarin, a popular traditional chief and the Baasegun of the Itunsokun community in Ogun State have been killed by a yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
The life of Folarin was cut shot by gunmen suspected to by cultists on Monday night around 8 pm in his residence in Sagamu.
A traditional ruler who did not want his name in print confirmed the killing.
The traditional rulers said, “The information is correct but I don’t have much information about the incident. We heard that the chief who is a popular traditional chief and member of the Akarigbo in-council was killed last night. He is popularly called Baasegun, we however can’t say these are the people who did these terrible acts. We leave the police and other security agencies to do their job.”
A staff of Sagamu Local Government who pleaded anonymity said that the incident also made the LG workers hurriedly shut down for the day to avoid being caught in any act of violence that the killing could cause.
The source said, “Already, tension is very high in the town as I speak to you, workers are already moving out of the local government secretariat to avoid being caught in any form of crisis. Many are saying the man was killed by cultists but no one could really confirm this, the information is still scanty now.”
The Spokesperson of Ogun State Police Command, SP Omolola when contacted for reaction said she would check and get back. She has yet to get back as of the time of filling this report.
In a different story, a fire outbreak which hit an engine oil depot in Kano claimed the life of one person.
The fire, which broke out at the depot located at Hotoro Eastern by-pass, also led to the destruction of several buildings housing the facility.
The incident was said to have happened around 10:45pm on Monday after a petrol tanker was parked in the depot, where adulterated oil was reportedly stored.
According to him, “Normally the people use this place to adulterate engine oil. they store it inside different water tanks and after selling it, they bring another one to keep.”
He explained that firefighters from the state fire service rushed to the scene to put out the fire as residents of the area fled for safety.
He added that the resident fled when the fire started and killed one person.
He stated that the deceased was not dealing in engine oil but worked as a crane vehicle assistant, pointing out that he was invited to lift a petrol tank for repair before the fire.
The spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, while confirming the incident explained that the fire started while the engine oil was being offloaded into smaller tanks.
He said one person died on the spot but said that they were able to put out the fire before it caused further damage to the neighbouring houses.