The police in Ekiti have arrested a man, Dele Ojo-Aro for allegedly killing a high chief in Ijero Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.
The deceased Adewole Ajayi popularly known as Iroko Ekiti was said to have been murdered on his farm located at a neighbouring town, Oke-Oro on Friday.
A source said both the victim and the suspected assailant had their farms along the same route but that Ajayi went to the farm at about 6am and found his killer on the farm.
“It was in an attempt to arrest him that the suspect shot him with a dane gun in the hips and disappeared.
“But when the chief did not return home in normal time and the news of his death began to filter out, people started probing into those that went to farm early and that was how some people testified that the suspect was seen going to the farm.
“People started suspecting him from there,” the source said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said preliminary reports indicated that the suspect had been a long time notorious thief, terrorising farms in recent times.
The traditional ruler of Iroko Ekiti, Oba Sunday Ekundayo, also confirmed the incident.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the suspect is said to be a native of a neighouring town, Odo Oro Ekiti where a traditional ruler, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin, was murdered in his palace.
The latest incident is reported to have caused ill feelings between the two neighouring communities.