Kidnapped Ondo Monarch Regains Freedom

The Laragunsin of Iyansan Oba Abiodun Oyewumi, who was kidnapped last week Monday, in his palace in Irele Local Government Area (LGA), Ondo State has regained his freedom.

Confirming the information, a palace source said the monarch was rescued in the early hours of Sunday in a thick forest in Edo State after spending six days in captivity.

“The monarch is now recounting his ordeals with the chiefs and family members. According to him, it was a terrible experience”, the source said.

The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph also confirmed the rescue as he added that no ransom was paid to secure his release.

“The monarch was released in the earlier hours of today [Sunday] in an area called Igbanke community in Edo State.

“He was rescued unhurt and it was a combined effort. No ransom was paid,” Mr. Joseph said.

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