Gunshots were heard after a man forced his way into the palace of Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, on Tuesday evening.
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Reports say the man, yet to be identified, had been stopped at the first gate to the palace before he sped in, breaking two gates in the process.
The two men who had been in the Mercedes Benz car with him fled when they were stopped. The man however continued until he reached the building where the Ooni was.
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He was said to have brought a dog with him, which was shot dead by security operatives.
“But before they could check the vehicle, two of the passengers had disembarked and ran away, while the driver forced his way in. He hit the first gate and drove straight towards where Ooni lives.
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“He also succeeded in breaking the second gate and was already near Ooni’s residence. He later disembarked. The man was dressed in a long robe and had a dog with him.
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“The dog was later shot dead, while the man was apprehended. The man was later taken to Moore Police Station in Ile Ife,” The Punch quoted a source to have said.