Arsonists set Palace Ablaze in Osun
Multiple media outlets learned on Thursday that a portion of the Aree of Iree‘s palace in the Boripe North Local Council Area of Osun state had been set on fire by arsonists.
Only a few weeks ago, some thugs set fire to the Akirun of Ikirun’s palace in the state’s Ifelodun Local Council Area after it had been secured with locks and bars.
According to reports, Lukman Olatunji, one of the community’s princes, was shot and killed during the crisis at Akirun of Ikirun’s castle.
A source who wished to remain anonymous informed The media that the disturbance in Iree was brought on by the arrest of a local chief named Soliu Atoyebi.
The source stated, “The man (Atoyebi) was arrested by DSS personnel, and some locals who were upset over the development provoked the crisis in the town, which resulted in the setting of fire to certain structures in the palace.”
Further information revealed that the young people had protested in the streets and blocked the main thoroughfares leading to Iree.
Sources also discovered that some of the irate locals attacked some of the Osun State fire department men who had been called to extinguish the fire.
The Osun police spokesman, Yemisi Opalola, could not be reached for comment on the incident right away.
At the time this report was filed, a number of calls made to Ms. Opalola’s business cell number were not connecting.
On Monday, Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun, issued an order suspending a number of the state’s traditional leaders.
Raphel Ademola, the traditional king of Iree, was one of the traditional rulers impacted by the governor’s order.