Gunmen kill Justice Ruth Oyetunde, former Chief Judge of Oyo State, in Ibadan

A former Acting Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Ruth Oyetunde (rtd), has been assassinated in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.

Sources said gunmen invaded her residence on Ondo road in the Old Bodija area of the city, overpowered the securitymen at the compound, before they got into the house and killed her. The gunmen made away with her car.

The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Moses Oniteri, who confirmed the assassination to some newsmen, said the command was investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing. He said it was “a case of murder”.

Justice Oyetunde was appointed acting Chief Judge by former Governor Rasheed Ladoja in 2005, to succeed Justice Isaac Olukanmi.  She served for three months, but her appointment was not renewed thereafter.


Posted on August 29, 2011, in MAJOR CRIME and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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