Ibiye was said to be a cousin of Gani Ajowa, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Armed men suspected to be herdsmen have killed a 48-year-old farmer, Dayo Ibiye, in Ondo State.
The spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Saturday.
He said the incident occurred in Ajowa-Akoko, a community in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of the state.
Ikoro, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), stated that the police have commenced an investigation into the crime.
He, however, noted that they have yet to establish the real killers of the farmer.
According to sources, the assailants engaged Ibiye in a serious fight on his farm during which they strangled him to death.
Although it has yet to be ascertained if the assailants were herdsmen, chains of related crime in the state have been blamed on herders in recent times.