The abductors of the Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti, Oba David Oyewumi have demanded N20 million ransom from the household for the monarch to be let out.
Suspected gunmen, numbering six, final week Thursday besieged the palace and kidnapped the monarch round 9pm.
The abductors who fired gunshots sporadically had been mentioned to have scaled the fence to the palace and moved straight into the monarch’s residence and whisked him away.
Ilemeso, in Oye Native authorities Space of Ekiti State is a neighbouring city to Isan Ekiti , the nation dwelling of Governor Kayode Fayemi.
A household supply confided in newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Monday that the gunmen contacted the household on Saturday night and made the monetary demand.
The supply mentioned: “We now have been contacted. They referred to as us round 7.03pm on Saturday and demanded that we pay the sum of N20 million for the king to be launched.
“We’re actually anxious by this demand. The household is taking additional steps to make sure that Kabiyesi is launched as quickly as attainable,” he mentioned.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, mentioned the police and different safety companies had been making frantic efforts to rescue the monarch from captivity.
Abutu mentioned: “We’re taking all safety measures to make sure that we rescue the Oba. We aren’t resting in any respect.
“We’re working with different sister companies on this regard and likewise engaged on intelligence gathering we’ve got at our disposal .
“The police wish to work extra to forestall this sort of crime, and we’re counting on data from the members of the general public, as a result of we work extra on data we discovered to be veracious.
“We attraction to members of the general public to assist us with data. Allow them to report any unusual face or suspected individual to the police. We guarantee you that the police will defend the identities of such informants”.
Kidnappers of Ekiti monarch demand N20m ransom
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