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Kidnapped Traditional Ruler Regains Freedom



The monarch of Oso Ajowa Akoko in in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Clement Jimoh, who was kidnapped, has regained freedom.

The traditional ruler, who was abducted in his palace, was set free by the bandits after he had spent seven days in their den.

According to a family source, the monarch was freed on Wednesday evening and he had been taken to the hospital where he was receiving treatment.

“Kabiyesi regained freedom yesterday (Wednesday) evening but he has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” the source stated.

The source, however, did not mention whether a ransom was paid or not before he was released.

It was earlier reported that the abductors contacted the family and demanded a sum of N100million but later reduced it to N10million.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami 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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