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Ondo monarch freed by kidnappers after collecting N10m ransom

Oba Clement Olukotun, the Oloso of Oso, Ajowa-Akoko, in Akoko North West Local Government Area who was kidnapped has been freed.

By TechnocratMedia

Oba Clement Olukotun, the Oloso of Oso, Ajowa-Akoko, in Akoko North West Local Government Area who was kidnapped has been freed.

The traditional ruler was released after his abductors collected a ransom of N10 million.

Ondo police confirmed his release on Thursday in Akure.

The traditional ruler had spent seven days in captivity before his release.

The 66-year-old monarch was abducted at his residence a week ago by armed men who came shooting sporadically before whisking him away.

The kidnappers contacted his family and demanded N100 million for his release.

A source within the family on Thursday said the kidnappers, after negotiations, agreed to accept N10 million.

He said after the family paid the sum, the monarch was released at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, dropped between Kabba and Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

“Kabiyesi has been released. He was released around 10 p.m. yesterday. That was the exact time the family was contacted all the way from Kogi State, where he was dropped between Kabba and Lokoja,” the source said.

“The abductors collected a sum of N10 million ransom being money raised by the government, colleague monarchs, chiefs of our town and our successful children who are based abroad.

“Our Kabiyesi is in the hospital in Lokoja, where he is being treated, because he has become weary and needed medical treatment to regain strength.

“He will soon reunite with the family here in Oso-Ajowa by the grace of God.”

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