By Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
A 75-year-old high chief, Chief Moses Elutilo, the Akannare of Ile-Ido Ife, Osun state, was said to have been murdered by some masked men who invaded the venue of a meeting.
THISDAY gathered on Wednesday that the deceased had received a call about 8:00am on Monday that there was going to be a meeting about 10:00am at Atagilere plank hall on Ondo road, Ile-Ife, which he was asked tot attend.
The source noted that when the deceased got to the venue of the meeting, he was asked to lead the opening prayer by one Yemi.
“As soon as he stood up to pray, he was immediately attacked by the masked men who lunged at him with dangerous weapons and smashed his head,” the source contended.
The deceased was said to have been immediately taken to a nearby hospital but suddenly gave up the ghost before medical attention could reach him.
THISDAY gathered that the deceased was the only and star witness in a land dispute before Justice A. A. Onibokun of the State High Court, Ile-Ife.
Chief Elutilo’s death was announced to the court on Wednesday when counsel to the plaintiff in suit marked: HIF/16/2015 in a case involving Ido Reformation Committee Versus Dr. E. B. Makusota and Prophet Sunday Oyebode, aka, Kind Solomon came up.