Abductors demand N100m ransom for Ondo monarch’s release 

The abductors of the Oloso of Oso- Ajowa Akoko, Oba Clement  Jimoh Olukotun, have demanded a N100 million ransom for the release of the monarch.

One of the family members said the kidnappers called around 6am Saturday to make the financial request from the family.

Oba Olukotun was Thursday evening abducted and had since being held hostage by kidnappers who besieged his residence in the town and whisked him away. To gain unfettered entry into his residence, the gunmen shot and destroyed the main door before dragging the monarch on the floor and was taken away.

The source stated that the abductors after over 32 hours of waiting contacted one of the monarch’s relations to make the demand for the ransom.

The family member appealed to Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), and spirited Nigerians to help in bailing the traditional ruler from his captors.

The source added that the combined forces of the police and local hunters have begun intensive combing of the sprawling forest from Ajowa to Kogi borders to ensure they secure the traditional ruler’s freedom.

He said: “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 let off the hook . Where can we get such a huge amount? This is beyond our reach.” 

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