Why I Killed Ekiti Monarch – Suspect
Omonoyi Ademola had his eyes on the throne of the traditional ruler of Odo Oro Ekiti, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin, but he saw the man as a hindrance to his lifting.
He must have been swallowed up by his desire to reclaim the throne that he could not controlled his hands any longer.
Ademola, 40, allegedly took a knife and stabbed Oba Ogunsakin to death, removing his hindrance to the thorne.
On Friday he was paraded along with 26 other suspects.
The man said to be mentally unstable before the crime shocked reporters with his eloquence and spoken English.
He had said he never knew the kind would die, but confessed to the crime.
"I stabbed him to reclaim the throne," he said.
'Spirits Told Him To Do It'
Omoniyi, who looked unkempt and unremorseful, claimed that the late Oba first attacked him when he visited the palace to pass important information to him.
He said that he was told by the spirits and his family that it was the turn of his clan to reign over the community, and based on this information he headed for the palace on the fateful day.
“I never went to the palace with the intention of killing the monarch,’’ according to him.
Omoniyi explained that it was when the Oba heard of the message he brought, that he attacked him, claiming he did not know the monarch would die as a result of his retaliation.
Earlier, the commissioner of police had told journalists that he did not believe Omoniyi was an insane person going by his conduct and actions so far.
According to him, it is illogical to think that a man said to be a mad person would kill a whole Oba with a knife and choose to escape into the bush and later travelled down to Ado Ekiti where he was later arrested.
Muhammed also hinted on the arrest of a number of persons suspected to have links with the recent murder of late Bunmi Ojo, former Personal Assistant to former governor Segun Oni and one-time Commissioner in the Federal Character Commission.
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