Armed Gunmen Kidnap Oba David Oyewumi, Ekiti State Monarch
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The gunmen took the ruler after invading his palace on Thursday. ASP Sunday Abutu, the spokesman for the police in the state, described it as “unfortunate and regrettable’’.
“We are already doing everything necessary to rescue him and apprehend the culprits,’’ he said.
Sources in Ilemeso told newsmen that the gunmen, numbering six scaled the Oba’s fence and fired several shots in the air to scare its occupants.
They stated the incident took place at approximately 8.30 p.M. On Thursday night time when the chiefs who visited the area had left.
“After they gained entry, the gunmen requested after the Oba which confirmed that they in reality came for him,’’ one of the resources stated.
Ilemeso is a neighbouring city to Isan Ekiti, u . S . Domestic of Gov. Kayode Fayemi.
Oba Adetutu Ajayi, the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti, narrowly escaped kidnap at Isan Ekiti, ultimate week at the Ewu-Ayetoro street.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has referred to as for the deployment of troops inside the state following attacks and kidnap of royal fathers through gunmen.[NewsNaira]