The Kwara State Police Command in Ilorin has confirmed the tragic killing of Peter Aremu, the Onikoro of Koro-Ekiti in the Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the police command, Ejire Adeyemi-Tohun confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) late Thursday in llorin.
She added that the king’s assailants also kidnapped his wife.
“The gunmen invaded the residence of the traditional ruler in the evening and killed him and went away with his wife,” the Police PRO said.
Ms Adeyemi-Tohun, a chief superintendent of police, said some police personnel, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Koro-Ekiti, were already at the palace of the late traditional ruler.
“They have begun investigations into the whereabouts of the killers, as well as the abductors of the late king’s wife,” she said. (NAN)