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Assailants Murder Ijebu-Ode’s Iyaloja-General

Posted: Jul 10, 2015 at 4:24 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Laide Raheem –  Abeokuta


Suspected assailants on Wednesday invaded the Sabo-Molode home of the Iyaloja-General of Ijebu-Ode, Alhaja Saida Elewuju and killed her.

Daily Independent Metro gathered that the over 80-year old woman was hacked to death at about 3.00p.m by six assailants.

The deceased, it was further learnt, was rushed for medical attention at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.

The market leader, was however, attended to at the hospital, before she was referred to the General Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State, where she gave up the ghost.

According to a neighbour of the deceased, the assailants did not cart away anything from her home.

The woman who craved for anonymity alleged that  Alhaja Elewuju’s killing was politically motivated.

“She was very popular in the political circle even the house she lived in was given to her by the former Ogun State governor, Gbenga

Daniel. She stood her ground on any matter. She has championed many causes for women especially the market women.”

The late Elewuju was installed as the Iyaloja-General of Ijebuland by the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona.

When contacted to confirm the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPR0), Ogun State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), explained the police got wind of the incident through a neighbour.

“Someone informed the police; we rushed down to the area, we found mama in the pool of her blood. She was taken to hospital in Sagamu for treatment. She was later referred to another hospital in Lagos where she was confirmed dead.

“As at now,  mama’s corpse is in a morgue. The command will do the needful to make sure we get those culprits apprehended and brought them to book.

“The Commissioner of Police will visit the scene, the family and Ijebu town so that we will be able to re-strategise and make sure there is proper security in Ijebu-Ode and to do proper investigation on the matter. We assure the good people of the state that we are going to get those who perpetrated the act.

“We want to assure the people of Ijebu-Ode and Ogun state in general that the police will definitely make sure that these culprits are brought to book and justice is done on the matter. And of course, to put every structure on ground to forestall such future incident in Ijebu-Ode and its environs.”