According to recently discovered information, the conspirators who killed Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole, the Olukoro of Koro in Kwara State, planned the crime in the town’s local tavern. As attackers broke into his castle on Thursday night and took his wife and two neighbors hostage, the retired senior military commander was shot and killed. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Oba Aremu-Cole, who was anointed in 2017, would have been 66 this year because he was born in 1958, according to reports from The Punch. The criminals cleverly used a bartender’s salesgirl as a tour guide to lead them to the nearby palace.
Sources in Koro shared with Saturday PUNCH on Friday that upon arriving in the town on Thursday evening, the assailants chose the pub to enjoy some drinks, in order to perfect their plans before going to the deceased’s palace.
It was reported that in a telephone interview with Saturday PUNCH on Friday, Mr. Adelaja Aremu, who happens to be the immediate younger brother to the slain monarch, recounted the tragic incident. He revealed that the assailants fatally shot his brother when he refused to comply with their orders to stand up and go with them.
He said, “I am his immediate younger brother and I live very close to the village. Immediately gunshots were heard in the palace, I was contacted and told the gunshots.”
Further talking, he said, “They (kidnappers) came into the palace and met him (the deceased) and asked him to stand up. They wanted to abduct him. He refused to get up, saying that nobody could command him like that. He refused to take orders from unknown people, so they shot in the air to scare him but he was not afraid.”
He added that the kidnappers of course knew that they have met a stubborn person, and that was the reason they shot him dead.
He said, “This was what the houseboy told us. He (houseboy) bolted out of the palace through the back door when my brother was shot, but he saw all that transpired.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>