By Charles Akinbode
A group of cultists on early Monday morning shot two traditionalists conducting traditional rites on Prince Yinusa Okunlola, the deceased’s son of an Osun State monarch, the Olofatedo of Ofatedo, Oba Abdullahi Okunlola.
The cultists reportedly attacked the traditionalists to prevent them from carrying out the traditional rites on Yinusa’s remains so as to avoid the consequences of killing him last Saturday.
A resident in the community, who would not want to be named, said: “While the traditionalists were performing the rite, gunmen attacked them, fired several shots at them. During the attack, two of them sustained injuries but one of them was in critical condition. Although, a member of the community called the police who repelled them during the attack.”
Ofatedo, a neighbouring community between Osogbo and Ido-Osun, was notorious for the activities of cult gangs.
On Saturday, the cultists shot Yinusa in the chestband killed him after an alleged altercation between him and them.
It was gathered that on Friday evening, some cult boys beat up a mini bus driver known as Korope in the area, after a misunderstanding and the cultists were not happy with Yinusa’s intervention in the matter.
The cultists went to Yinusa’s house around 1.00am to ask him to open his door and they killed shot him dead.
Meanwhile, the Osun Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident, said: “Security has been beefed up in the community while the injured traditionalists have been taken to hospital for treatment.”