A section of the palace of the Akinrun of Ikirun on Wednesday, went up in flames as the kingship tussle in the ancient town takes a turn for the worse.
It was reported that a person identified as Lukuman Omoola, has been shot dead as a result of the renewed crisis relating to the Akinrun stool.
Crisis erupted over alleged plans to smuggle the new Akinrun, Oba Olalekan Akadiri into the palace today.
It was reported that the late king was a descendant of the Gboleru Ruling House, one of the ruling houses fighting to fill the royal stool before it was passed on to the Obaara Ruling House via an Osun High Court ruling.
The Ikirun kingship tussle rocking the town was renewed after the Osun State Government appointed Prince Yinusa Olalekan Akadiri as the Akinrun and the new king allegedly led other people to the town to gain access to the palace.
Akadiri’s appointment as the Akinrun by the Osun State Government did not have the support of the majority of the people of the town including then chiefs and the head of kingmakers.
The appointed Akinrun has been denied access to the palace since the second day of his announcement as the new king, which made the State Government present the staff of office to him at the State Government Secretariat.