Obad Ilemes Ekiti in the local government area of Oye State of Ekiti, Oba David Oyewumi, who was kidnapped in his palace on Thursday, has returned to freedom.
A source, who said the monarch had been taken away for medical help, said: “Kabiyesi has been released. We are happy about this, but I don’t know if some ransom has been paid or not. ”
Recall that the traditional ruler was abducted by six armed men, while a family source said on Monday that the kidnappers demanded a ransom of N20m.
The commander of the Ekiti Amotekun Corps, Brigadier General Joe Komolafe, said the traditional ruler was rescued in Obbo Ile, Kwara State, with the support of members of the vigilant forces in Kwara and Amotekun State operations.
A public relations officer at Ekiti State Police Command, Sunday Abutu, said, “The traditional ruler has reunited with his family, although he is currently receiving hospital treatment for trauma.”
In this regard, the State Amotec Corps of Ekiti arrested on Monday 35-year-old Mohammed Bell, aka Yellow, who is alleged to be the mastermind of the kidnapping in areas of the state of Ilejemeja, Oye, Ikola.
Komolafe said on Tuesday that the suspect was detained on his way from Ajase in Kwara state to Isan Ekiti in the Oya council area.
The head of Amotekun said, “He is the one who provides information and directs the kidnappers to their victims in the area.
“We have been looking for him since December 25 last year, when he was kidnapped on Christmas Day by a businessman, Sreći Ajayi, in the town of Iludun Ekiti in the Ilejemeja district.
“He was involved in the abduction two weeks ago of a gas station manager in Isan Ekiti, as well as in Obad from Ilemeso Ekiti, Oba Oyewunmi on Thursday. He was arrested while returning to Isan Ekiti after the abduction of the traditional ruler. ”
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