21st August, 2021
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has rubbished the reports that farmers killed in Toro village, Modakeke is a renewed crisis between Modakeke and Ife.
Ooni described the killing in Modakeke as sheer criminality.
”What happened at Toro village was sheer criminality and the long hand of the law would soon catch up with the perpetrators,” Ooni stated.
He noted that attachment of communal coloration to the killing is an attempt by mischief makers to derail security operatives who are on top of the matter.
Oba Adeyeye in a release by Moses Olafare, his director of media and public affairs said he received the report of the killing on Friday with serious concern.
The monarch said the matter has been reported to the appropriate security agencies who have swung into action.
Ooni warned that the Ife-Modakeke crisis has long been resolved and the killings should not be linked to the long resolved crisis.
Oba Adeyeye thanked the Osun government, security agencies, and vigilante groups for their effort in sustaining peace and being responsive to the situation.
He urged locals in the communities to continue their daily activities without fear stating that those behind the heinous crime would be apprehended soon.