Benjamin Osho, the traditional ruler of Eda-Ile Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area, was on Friday June 25 kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
Sunday Abutu, spokesman of the Ekiti police command, said the monarch was kidnapped from his farm alongside his wife by gunmen.
The monarch’s wife was said to have been immediately released by the gunmen apparently to enable her to mobilize for payment of ransom.
Abutu said the police is now collaborating with other locals to ensure that Mr Osho regains his freedom and the perpetrators are brought to book.
This is coming two months after the monarch of Ilemosho Ekiti, David Adegboyega was abducted and later released after spending five days in the abductors’ den.
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