A murder suspect, Omoniyi Ademola, has revealed that he killed a traditional ruler in Ekiti State, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin in order to take over his throne.
Ademola had killed Oba Ogunsakin, the Onise of Odo Oro in Ikole Local Government Area on Monday.
Oba Ogunsakin, 80, who was enthroned in 1986, was stabbed to death with a knife in his palace on Monday after chairing a meeting of his of chiefs in the palace.
The suspect was said to have stabbed the monarch on his chest.
Oba Ogunsakin died while being taken to the hospital.
The suspect fled to Ado-Ekiti but was arrested at Ajowa Market in Dallimore area of the city around 4.30 pm same day.
Speaking while being paraded alongside suspects arrested for various crimes at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti on Friday, Ademola, who is in his 40s, said he attacked the monarch in order to claim his “right.”
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bello Ahmed, during a press conference disclosed the recent breakthroughs recorded by the command.
The police chief dismissed claims in some quarters that the suspect is mentally unstable.