Wife of the Oba Lumure Ayelomi of Ayeka in Okitipupa area of Ondo State has been found dead 10 days after she was reportedly kidnapped.
It was learnt that the monarch’s wife identified as Olori Dupe was allegedly murdered after her abductors collected N2 million ransom from the traditional leader.
Her corpse was reportedly found at the meeting point chosen by the abductors for the family to bring the ransom to.
Vanguard reports that the monarch’s wife was abducted by five kidnappers at her residence along Erinje Road, Okitipupa. The kidnappers contacted her family two days after she was abducted and demanded for N30 million ransom. The family later negotiated with the kidnappers who agreed to take N2 million after several pleas.
A disagreement ensued among the abductors that the amount agreed upon was too meager, reports Vanguard, citing police sources.
After changing the rendezvous twice, the kidnappers still failed to meet the monarch wife’s family.
The woman’s corpse was however found the following day at the outskirts of Ode-Aye, along Ore Road, Ondo State.
Her corpse had since been deposited at the Okitipupa Specialist Hospital mortuary.
Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident. According to him, the killers will soon be arrested and brought to book.