The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a man for the murder of the king of Odo-Oro Ekiti in the Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin.
The suspect fled into the bush after allegedly stabbing the traditional ruler with a knife in the chest on Monday.
Oba Gbadebo was said to have just held a council meeting with his chiefs before he was attacked.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti State, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, in a telephone chat on Tuesday disclosed that the culprit had been arrested.
Ikechukwu gave the name of the suspect as Stephen Ademola.
He explained that Ademola was arrested around 4.30pm on Monday around Ajao Market in Ado-Ekiti.
He said, “The suspect has been arrested. He is in our custody while the investigation into the matter continues.
“Already, he has confessed to the act when he was interrogated by our detectives.
“The matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.”
Ikechukwu assured the public that the police would unravel the mystery behind the murder of the monarch.