The Olufon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area in Ondo State, Oba Israel Adeusi is dead.
Reports indicate that the first-class traditional ruler was gunned down on Thursday by suspected kidnappers along the Benin-Owo-Akure highway at Elegbeka in Ondo State.
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.
The monarch was said to have been rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Owo where he gave up the ghost.