The land in dispute is located at Orisunmibare, between Ayede Ekiti and a neighbouring town, Itaji Ekiti.
It was gathered that the visibly enraged youths were prevented from attacking the palace due to heavy presence of policemen drafted from Oye Divisional Police Station.
The Orisunmibare village head, who was accused of firing the
gunshot, was said to have fled the scene to an unknown destination.
“They were given the land and we have been co-habiting peacefully. But later, they started encroaching on Ayede’s land. About a week ago, they started doing the survey on a portion of land in our area and we cautioned them against that.
“People from Itaji and Ayede met on the land yesterday for resolution. But as they were discussing the issue, the village head invaded the place with guns. When the argument over the issue became hot, the village head threatened to shoot and all of a sudden we heard a gunshot which hit Seyi and he fell on the ground”.