Biola popularly known as Ebila, one of the most wanted criminals in Ibadan, Oyo state, was reportedly killed on Sunday afternoon by suspected thugs loyal to late Moshood Ekugbemi.
It was gathered that Ebila was murdered in his hide out around Olomi area of Ibadan after fled from his permanent residence in Kudeti for fear of reprisal attack by late Moshood Ekugbemi’s group.
Ekugbemi was stabbed to death during a bloody clash with a rival group at Olunde area of Ibadan in Oluyole Local Government area of the state.
The groups that have been terrorising inner parts of Ibadan such as Born Photo, Foko, Isale-Osi, Popoyemoja, Oopeyeosa, Idi-Arere, Kudeti, and so on include One Million Boys, the Indomie Boys and Abe-Igi Boys.
The late Ebila was alleged to have been busted along with some of his gang members by operatives of Operation Burst when they went to kidnap one person, simply identified as Femi.
Ebila and his boys were said to have exchanged fire with the officials of Operation Burst. But his gang members reportedly escaped with his dead body in a car and took the lifeless body to Kudeti and showed the corpse to other members of the gang that did not follow them for the operation.
The development was said to have angered some of his gang members, who immediately unleashed pandemonium on Kudeti, which is their operational headquarters.
The Oyo Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed Ebila’s death, said some of his gang members brought his corpse to Kudeti area of Ibadan on Sunday and after some people had seen it, drove the lifeless body to an unknown destination.
He stated further that some arrests have also been made because some of his followers wanted to foment troubles in Kudeti area following his death, adding that security personnel have been stationed at strategic places at Kudeti, Idi-Arere, Oke-Oluokun, and other places to forestall breakdown of law and order.
It could be recalled that Ebila was declared wanted by Oyo State Police Command for his alleged involvement in the murder of another Ibadan ‘warlord’, Moshood Ekugbemi on the 12th of May, this year.
It was gathered that Ebila led his group to attack Ekugbemi, which eventually led to Ekugbemi’s death.
Speaking with the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Gbenga Fadeyi on phone, he said he was still gathering information on how it happened, and that immediately he get the true picture of what happened, he would get back to the media.