Three unidentified gunmen have killed Adeyinka Folarin, the Baasegun of the Itunsokun community in Ogun State.
The assailants, suspected to be cultists, arrived at the residence of the deceased around 8:00 pm and left after the chief breathed his last.
Sagamu is known for cultism and high-powered violence.
A resident, who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons, stated that the motive for the dastardly act remains a mystery to neighbours.
Staffers of Sagamu Local Government, who pleaded anonymity, said that the incident threw the area into shock.
As of the time of filing this report, circumstances surrounding the death were still unclear, but DAILY POST gathered that the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.
When contacted, the State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, confirmed the incident, assuring that the police were doing everything possible to get to the root of the murder.
“I have just returned from Sagamu; it is true, we are suspecting murder, and we are on top of it.
“We are trying to unravel the mystery behind the death. I just returned from the scene in Sagamu now.”