A 30-year-old man broke into the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso on Thursday and destroyed some property in the process.

According to reports, the culprit identified as Bukola Adediji, popularly known as Ajanlekoko, is said to be a drug addict and suspected to be mentally unstable.

It was revealed that Adedeji attacked one of the chiefs who attempted to stop him from entering the sitting, and knocked off his teeth.

He also destroyed some doors in the palace before being overpowered by some men who bundled him out of the place.

The culprit, Bukola Adedeji

Sources in the vicinity disclosed that the attacker lived in the northern part of the country before he was brought to Ogbomoso for rehabilitation.

It was further revealed that Adedeji had made a similar attempt to break into the palace before the Thursday incident.

Confirming the incident, the palace secretary, Toyin Ajamu, stated: “No crown was stolen contrary to claims in some quarters. He broke into the palace and injured Chief Aremole who wanted to drive him away.

“He knocked off two teeth from the chief but he was eventually overpowered and was handled to his family.

“He is not mentally stable as a result of hard drugs. I heard he takes Colorado and other hard drugs but our concern is why coming to the palace.

“He was handed over to his relatives and we have reported the incident to the police.”

Ajamu added: “He is not from any of the royal families. He had made such an attempt once and was overpowered and when they took him to Bowen Teaching Hospital because he was injured, they discovered that he is a patient there ( psychiatric department).”


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