The traditional ruler, Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi, a first class monarch was on Thursday evening killed along Benin-Owo-Akure highway at Elegbeka of Ose Local Government,by suspected kidnappers.
The monarch was said to be returning to Ifon from Akure, the state capital, where he had gone to attend a meeting before running into the gunmen who had laid ambush on the highway.
It was also gathered that the bandits opened fire on the vehicle conveying the monarch, on sighting the vehicle and attempted to kidnap the King.
The monarch was said to have been rushed to Federal Medical Centre Owo,after sustaining gunshot wounds, where he eventually gave up the ghost.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the report and said that efforts were being made to apprehend the killers.