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Kidnapped Ekiti monarch released, recuperating in hospital




The Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti, Oba David Oyewumi, who was kidnapped by suspected gunmen final week Thursday has been launched.


Oba Oyewumi was kidnapped in his palace by gunmen, who scaled the fence and invaded his residence round 8.30pm.

The abductors later contacted the household final Saturday and demanded N20 million ransom to safe his launch.

Confirming his launch yesterday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, stated the monarch had been reunited together with his household.

“I can verify to you that the monarch had been launched from captivity. He had additionally reunited together with his household.

“Nevertheless, he’s presently receiving medical care in one of many services within the state on account of the trauma he handed by way of”.

Abutu added that the Command was not conscious of any ransom paid to safe the monarch’s launch, saying his freedom was necessitated by concerted actions taken by the police and different safety companies.

Additionally, the Ekiti Amotekun Corps Commander, Brig Gen. Joe Komolafe, stated the discharge of the standard ruler was secured at Obbo Ayegunle, Ekiti Native Authorities Space of Kwara State with the help of the Vigilante members and Amotekun operatives.

Komolafe stated, “Once we went into the bush, we tracked the standard ruler to the world, the Vigilante from Kwara State joined our crew and we had been in a position to rescue him within the night time within the forest at Obbo-Ile, Kwara State.

“No ransom was paid. We’ve introduced him residence and he’s at present receiving medical consideration”.

Kidnapped Ekiti monarch launched, recuperating in hospital

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