More facts have emerged on how Oba Clement Jimoh Olukotun, the Oloso of Oso, in Ajowa- Akoko, Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State regained freedom from the den of kidnappers.
The monarch spent seven days in the den of the captors before he was released.
The 66-year old monarch, was kidnapped at his residence last week by gunmen, who shot sporadically to gain entry into his home and whisked him away.
During the pulsating attack on the monarch, the abductors stormed the traditional ruler’s home around 10pm and destroyed the main door with gunshots before accessing the residence to capture the royal father.
The kidnappers later contacted the family last week Saturday and demanded a sum of N100 million ransom to free the monarch from where he was being held hostage.
A family source said, that the kidnappers were paid a sum of N10 million before the traditional ruler was let off the hook.
After receiving the staggering sum to secure his release, the source revealed that Oba Olukotun, was dropped by the abductors between Kabba and Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State around 10pm on Wednesday.
He added that the monarch is presently receiving medicare at a public hospital in Lokoja, which was necessitated by his weariness, having being held captive for seven days.
His words: “Kabiyesi had been released. He was released around N10pm yesterday. That was the exact time the family was contacted all the way from Kogi State, where he was dropped between Kabba and Lokoja.
“The abductors collected a sum of N10m ransom being money raised by government , colleague monarchs, Chiefs of our town and our successful children who are based abroad. Our Kabiyesi is in the hospital in Lokoja, where he is being treated, because he has become weary and needed medical treatment to regain strength.
“He will soon reunite with the family here in Oso-Ajowa by the grace of God”, the source added.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Command, Mrs Funmilayo Omisanya confirmed the release of the monarch.
She however said she was unaware if ransom was paid paid to secure the release of Oba Olukotun.Follow us on social media