Crime News

Abducted Ekiti Monarch Regains Freedom After 4 days

Abducted Ekiti Monarch Regains Freedom After 4 days
  • PublishedApril 20, 2021

The Abducted traditional ruler in Ekiti, Oba David Oyewumi, the Obadu of Ilemeso in Oye Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, has been released after four days of captives.

Oba Oyewumi was kidnapped in his palace by gunmen, who scaled the fence and invaded his apartment around 8.30pm.
Recall Osun Defender had yesterday reported that the kidnappers contacted the family last Saturday and demanded N20 million ransom to secure his release.
Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed his release.He added that the monarch had been reunited with his family.

“I can confirm to you that the monarch had been released from captivity. He had also reunited with his family.
“However, he is presently receiving medical care in one of the facilities in the state as a result of the trauma he passed through”.
Abutu added that the Command was not aware of any ransom paid to secure the monarch’s release, saying his freedom was necessitated by concerted actions taken by the police and other security agencies.

Also, the Ekiti Amotekun Corps Commander, Brig Gen. Joe Komolafe, said the release of the traditional ruler was secured at Obbo Ayegunle, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State with the support of the Vigilante members and Amotekun operatives.

Komolafe said, “When we went into the bush, we tracked the traditional ruler to the area, the Vigilante from Kwara State joined our team and we were able to rescue him in the night in the forest at Obbo-Ile, Kwara State.

“No ransom was paid. We have brought him home and he is currently receiving medical attention”, he said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *