How kidnappers released the traditional ruler of Ondo after paying a N10 million ransom
Oba Clement Olukotun, the Oloso of Oso in Ajowa-Akoko, Akoko North-West Local Government Area (LGA), of Ondo State, was reportedly kidnapped and released in Kogi State after his captors were paid a N10 million ransom, according to a family source.
The monarch was taken from his home on December 1 and imprisoned for seven days.
Later, the 66-year-old traditional ruler’s abductors got in touch with his family to demand N100 million in exchange for his release.
Journalists were informed by a family source that the monarch was abandoned by the kidnappers on the Kabba-Lokoja Road at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday after obtaining N10 million in ransom.
In Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State, the traditional leader, according to him, is currently receiving medical care at a public hospital.
“This is required by his fatigue from being imprisoned for seven days.
“Kabiyesi was set free. He was discharged yesterday around ten o’clock. The moment he was dumped off in Kogi State, halfway between Kabba and Lokoja, the family was contacted.
“The kidnappers received N10m in ransom, which was funded by the government, other traditional leaders, our town’s chiefs, and our prosperous children who are based abroad.
“Our Kabiyesi is receiving treatment at a hospital in Lokoja. He requires medical attention in order to regain his strength, which is why.
By the grace of God, he will soon rejoin his family in Oso-Ajowa, according to the source.
SP Funmilayo Omisanya, the Ondo State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the freedom of the traditional Ruler.
Omisanya, however, said she was not aware if ransom was paid to ensure the release of Oba Olukotun. (NAN).