Omoniyi Ademola, who was arrested for killing an Ekiti Monarch, Onise of Odo Oro, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin, has confessed that he did it to claim his throne.
The suspect who was paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Bello Ahmed, at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti on Friday, was accused of stabbing the king to death in his palace on Wednesday shortly after the monarch held a council meeting with his chiefs.
Ademola who disclosed that his family had duly nominated him to take over from the late king, alleged that the slain Ekiti Monarch hindered his ascension to the throne despite having his seat declared vacant by the town.
“The crown didn’t belong to Oba Ogunsakin because the town had last year declared the seat vacant following the death of our Oba.
“My family nominated me to take over only for him to resurface again and said he remained the Oba. My family nominated me in December 2017, and since then, I have been trying to take over. That day when I got to the palace, it was the late Oba (Ogunsakin) that first attacked me and I attacked him back which led to his death” he said.
The State Commissioner of Police who spoke to newsmen, dispelled the insinuation that Ademola was a lunatic.
“I am not a medical expert to know who is mentally unstable or not. But the fact remains that, how could a lunatic commit murder and run over 100 kilometres from the scene of the incident? So, commonsense dictates that he must have known what he was doing to have run from that town to Ado Ekiti,” the CP said.
25 other suspects who were arrested for cultism and murder, were also paraded by the command. One of the suspects was one Toyin Ajakaye, who allegedly hanged a commercial motorcyclist (popularly known as okada rider) in his farm in Agbado Ekiti on Wednesday.