THERE was pandemonium in Osogbo, capital city of Osun on Monday when a private security guard of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, known as Suleiman Abubakar allegedly shot dead a 15-year-old boy identified as Imole Idowu inside the monarch’s palace located around Oja Oba area.
According to one of the sources, immediately his assailant challenged him of possessing bullet charm, he denied it and attempted to move away from him when he suddenly fired the gun at him.
His distraught mother of five, Mrs Abimbola Adeyemi, who resides at Fadilulai area, along Ilesa garage could not be reached for comment on the tragic development, but the remains of the victim had been deposited at the morgue of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
When our correspondent visited the palace of Ataoja on Tuesday, some people and chiefs sighted there wore mournful look as they discussed the gruesome killing of Imole in hush tone.
Reacting on behalf of the Ataoja of Osogbo, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Osogbo Progressives Union (OPU), Mr Bosun Oyedele said Oba Jimoh Olanipekun was saddened over the development, saying the killing was as a result of accidental discharge from the gun of Ataoja’s private security guard.