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Kidnapped Ondo traditional ruler regains freedom

After almost a week in the captives of his abductors, the traditional ruler of Oso Ajowa Akoko, in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Clement Jimoh, who was abducted in his home last week has regained his freedom.

The monarch who was kidnapped in his palace in the late hour of last week Thursday was forcefully dragged away by the armed hoodlums who invaded his palace but was released after seven days in their captives.

A palace source who confirmed the release of the monarch said he was released on Wednesday and said the traditional ruler had been taken to the hospital where he has been receiving treatment.

He said “Kabiyesi was released yesterday evening (Wednesday) but he has been taken to the hospital for treatment,”

He, however, did not confirm payment of ransom before the traditional ruler was released but said ” I can only confirm his release”

The kidnappers had earlier demanded the sum of N100m for the release of the monarch but reduced it to N10m after negotiating with the family of the monarch.

Confirming the development, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Funmi Odunlami, said the monarch had regained his freedom. confirmed the development.

She said, “It is true the Oba has been released but our investigation into the matter is still ongoing.”

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