He was returning from Traditional rukers meeting in Akure when he was kidnapped and killed.
The Olufon of Ifon, Oba Adegoke Adeusi under Ose Local Government Area Ondo State was on Thursday evening at a spot around the Elegbeka axis of the town murdered by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers,.
The monarch, a first class Oba was returning to his palace from Akure, the state capital, when he was killed.
It was learnt that the gunmen who were hiding in the bush along the highway attacked his vehicle at Elegbeka area and shot severally at his vehicle in an attempt to stop the driver from fleeing.
Reports had it that the monarch was hit by some of the bullets rained at his vehicle.
Another source said that the kidnappers flagged down the monarch vehicle on the highway but the driver who suspected foul play attempted to escape and they rained bullets on the vehicle.
The source said that the kidnappers were operating generally on the highway and the monarch unknowingly ran into them.
He was said to have been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo where he gave up the ghost.
Another source said, "The king had earlier attended the meeting with all Obas in Akure and while on his way he was kidnapped which caused apprehension in the community.
"But while we were trying to ensure his rescue, we saw that he had already been killed by the kidnappers. It is very sad.”
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had rushed to the town after security report of the murder of the monarch got to him.
Akeredolu according to source led other top government officials and top security chiefs to the town.
Medical personnel confirmed that the monarch was rushed to the hospital but died before he could be attended to.
Contacted the spokesperson of the state police command Tee Leo lkoro said he was yet to be briefed by the Divisional Police Officer in lfon.
Ikoro pleaded for time to get confirmation and details of the incident. Meanwhile, the murder of the monarch was coming few hours after the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu visited the state to access the destruction and looting of police stations during the EndSARS protest.