Ondo Monarch’s Kidnappers Demand N100m Ransom

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After 72 hours in captivity,  abductors of the traditional ruler of Oso Ajowa-Akoko, Oba Clement Olukotun, in the  Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, have contacted his family, demanding N100m ransom for his release.

Oba Jimoh was abducted on Thursday at about 10.15pm, at his residence by some armed men who took him to an unknown destination.

A source narrated that when  the gunmen stormed his residence, they shot sporadically into the air. They also shot at the main door of the monarch’s residence to gain access into building.

A source in the family told our correspondent on Saturday that, “The kidnappers have contacted the family and demanded N100m.”

According to the source, a combined forces of the  police and local hunters have begun intensive search for the monarch, combing the forest from Ajowa to Kogi State border communities.

The source added, “We received a call from them early today. One of the family members received the call. We can now confirm that the invaders were kidnappers. They demanded a sum of N100m as ransom for Kabiyesi to be set free. Where can we get such a huge amount? This is beyond our reach.

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