A middle-aged man, Suraju Alabi, aka ‘Taka’ , is dead after engaging in a fight with some security men attached to the Akire of Ikire’s palace in Ikire, Osun State.
According to reports, the incident which occurred yesterday, 2nd August,2020, is said to have created tension in the town to the extent that Security personnel and men of Amotekun corps, were said to have been deployed in the town to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
It is reported that the deceased led a gang of hoodlums to the king’s place to forcefully release a suspect arrested by the vigilantes. The rescue mission was faced with resistance and a fracas ensued.
Both parties sustained injuries as a result of the squabble and were taken to different hospitals for treatment. Suraju who was allegedly hit with a charm didn’t make it as he was declared dead at the Catholic Hospital, Apomu.