Murdered Ekiti monarch’s widow reveal husband’s final words

By Rachael Omidiji

Yetunde Ogunsakin, the widow of Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin, the king of Esun Ekiti in Ajoni, who was allegedly killed by herdsmen, has disclosed the final words of her late husband.

Recalling the tragic incident, Oba Ogunsakin from Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, along with Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola, from Oye local government area, were fatally shot by unidentified assailants on Monday, 29th January 2023.

Meanwhile, two others, Alara of Ara–Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba Ikole, managed to escape.

During an interview with AIT, the monarch’s widow recounted that her husband had called her, saying he was hungry and requesting her to prepare a meal before he reached the palace.

Yetunde Ogunsakin further shared that her concern grew after several hours had passed without any response when she tried to reach the traditional ruler.

She said,“He called me when he reached Ajowa that he was coming, that he was hungry, and I should prepare something for him. Ajowa to this place, I was not checking time, that it is not supposed to take more than one hour. Getting to one hour, one hour plus, I was calling his phone. He did not pick.”
Also speaking on the monarch’s demise, a community leader from Esun Ekiti, Chief Niyi Ojo, said, “I was shocked when I was called around 4:30 to be informed that assailants have attacked him and that he was killed in the process with a fellow Kabieyesi, Onimojo of Imojo.”

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