Ekiti monarch’s abductors demand N20m ransom, anxiety grips family - Punch Newspapers
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12:32 amThe family of the Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti in the Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba David Oyewumi, and the people of the community are anxious to secure the release of the monarch from the den of kidnappers, where he has been since last Thursday.
Family sources, who said on Monday that the kidnappers contacted them on Saturday and demanded N20m before the monarch could be let off the hook, added that the family members were anxious to have him back in good condition.The monarch was kidnapped last Thursday from his palace by six gunmen, who scaled the fence, shot indiscriminately and ransacked the palace before they whisked Oba Oyewumi away.
One of the sources said, “The kidnappers contacted the family around 7pm on Saturday and demanded that we pay the sum of N20m for the king to be released. They called with Kabiyesi’s phone and the phone has been switched off since then.“We are really worried by this demand. We are anxious to have Kabiyesi return here hale and hearty. The family is taking further steps to ensure that he is released as soon as possible.” headtopics.com
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, who said the police and other security agencies were making frantic efforts to rescue the monarch from captivity, stated, “We are taking all security measures to ensure that we rescue the Oba. We are not resting at all.Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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I thought that the monarchs are representatives of the gods; why can't he disappear or renders the abductors useless with his magic wands. These guys keep deceiving us with fiery tales about the gods. Now they are being exposed to things like this. Fulani new means of livelihood is through Kidnapping and not cattle rearing anymore. I'm sure the King will be a Strong supporter of Oduduwa Republic when he is released unlike the remaining Pupper called Kings. ODUDUWAREPUBLIC NOW/BIAFRA NOW
And untrained domestic ANIMALs called nigeria police can't track this peeps with the phone number they used to call the victim relative They should keep him and get round to all the other 'monarchs' littering our consciousness. It's long overdue. The useless creatures!
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