By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two persons in connection with the killing of Ogboni Fraternity leader, Chief Stephen Akinkunmi at Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
Akinkunmi, who was described as a leader of the fraternity in the South-West, met his untimely death at the premises of the Saint Stephen Hotel, Ore, on Thursday, where some hoodlums allegedly shot him.
It was gathered that the deceased was shot dead after he refused to enter his car as ordered by the hoodlums.
After the hoodlums has shot and killed him, he was taken into his car and driven to an unknown destination.
According to a source, some documents and other items, including N2million, belonging to the deceased, were said to have been taken away by the assailants.
The brother of the deceased, Mr Joshua Akindele, said the gunmen had lodged in the hotel for three days before carrying out the operation.
The wife of the deceased, Toyin, appealed to the state government and security agencies to protect the family as she had been receiving threat messages from unknown persons.
“Some people have been calling us on the telephone and threatening our lives; we want the security agencies to help arrest the perpetrators; we also want justice,” she stated.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the arrest of two suspects, said the command had begun investigation into the incident.
“We are after the perpetrators and we will ensure that they are brought to justice,’ Ikoro stated