He was confirmed dead at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife where he was rushed to.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the NSCDC command in Osun, Wale Folarin, said
"It is true one of our officers attached to the Ooni's palace was shot dead by some unidentified persons in front of a private residence of the Ooni. The killers went away with his gun. He died at the OAUTHC hospital Ife. We have arrested three suspects in connection with the crime and investigations continue as the command will get to the root of the matter".