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How Iyaloja Of Ijebu Ode Was Assassinated

Posted: Jul 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Iyaloja-General of Ijebuland, Alhaja Sadia Elewuju, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen at her residence in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, South-west, Nigeria.

Six men were said to have stormed the residence of the 82-year-old market leader, a bungalow, at about 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015.

Sources said the gunmen inflicted their victim with several machete cuts before she reportedly died on her way to the hospital.

A source in Ijebu Ode said the outspoken Iyaloja was a very influential person who stood her ground on any matter.

“She is always very vocal and fierce in her position on any matter. She has championed many causes for women especially the market women.

“She’s very popular in political circles. The house she lived in was given to her by the former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel,” the source said.

Elewuju was installed Iyaloja of Ijebu Ode by the Awujale of Ijebu Ode, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona.