Angry youths in the Itaogbolu community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo state have chased their traditional ruler out of his palace over what they alleged as the diabolical killing of a policeman identified as Ayo Oloyede.
Oloyede was attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Ondo State Police Command before he died in an accident last Sunday.
He was said to have visited his mother and was heading back to Akure when the commercial vehicle he boarded somersaulted several times between Itaogbolu and Odudu village.
It was gathered that the incident sparked a protest on Sunday as the youths marched towards the palace of the traditional ruler of the community, Oba Idowu Faborode, and they reportedly chased him out of the palace.
A resident said that the youths in the community mobilised and chased the traditional ruler, Oba Idowu Faborode, the Ogbolu of Itaogbolu out of his palace after news of Ayodele’s death spread into town.
They accused the monarch of failing to perform his functions as well as protect his subjects.
The youths regarded the late Oloyede as a good man who always attends to their needs. They attributed the accident to some supernatural powers.
When contacted, the Ondo police spokesman, Tee Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident.
The state police spokesman said the youth went on a rampage because of the death of a police officer.
“Yes, we got information some youths in Itaogbolu went on a rampage and chased the monarch out of his sit.
“We really don’t understand what is the connection between the dead policeman in an accident and the monarch of the town.
“Our men are on the ground to put the situation under control as we await more details from our investigation,” he said.