Currently on fire is Akinrun of Ikirun Land’s palace in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State.
In a video that went viral on November 23, the was reportedly seen being demolished from a distance with black smoke coming from the rooftop.
However, according to recent reports, the fire was started by a significant outcry that followed the shooting of the crown prince, named as Lukman Gboleru, by security personnel.
According to The Nation online, a security guard forced his way into the castle and shot Prince Gboleru in the process.
Five people were shot during a demonstration against the accession and appointment of Oba Yinusa Akadiri, according to information received.
In an effort to stop the new monarch from leaving the palace, protesters who were reportedly from the other ruling dynasty invaded the castle. They sealed the building with demonic charms.
Eyewitnesses describe the incident Eyewitnesses who were on the scene of the incident reported that while police officers arrived at the palace to defuse the situation, they encountered youngsters and hoodlums who resisted their efforts to restore order. The palace was set ablaze by irate hoodlums who resisted and thwarted police efforts to restore order in the region, according to a local who sought anonymity.
It was gathered that the Prince who led denied police operatives entry into the palace was shot dead during the tussle. Information from another source revealed that the fire emergency service arrived the scene of the event to put out the fire.
According to reports, three firefighters were hurt during the event and left their vehicles at the scene. In response to the entire affair, Prince Tajudeen Gboleru acknowledged that the prince who was fatally shot was his brother and that his slain brother had led several young people to the palace to demonstrate. “My brother was killed this morning after a skirmish in front of the palace,” he claimed. When he heard that the teenagers wanted to enter the palace, he took them there. There was a fight, and one of the cops shot him dead.
Ibraheem Adekunle, a spokesperson for the Osun state fire service, confirmed the firefighters’ injuries, saying: “Three personnel were hurt at Ikirun this morning while en route to extinguish the fire in the palace of Akirun. I’m currently en route to the hospital. As at the time that this report was filed, the Osun state police command had not yet released a statement.