Ekiti Oba Kidnapped


June 26, (THEWILL) – Gunmen have kidnapped the Eleda of Eda Ile, in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba Benjamin Oso.

A community source told newsmen in Ado Ekiti that the monarch was kidnapped in the presence of his wife at their farm at Eda Ile, on Friday evening, adding that the woman too would have been kidnapped, but was freed after the monarch pleaded that they allow his wife to go.

“The Oba and his wife went to the farm and were accosted by these gunmen. The two would have been kidnapped, but the monarch begged the bandits to free his wife, something they agreed to do,” he said.

The Commander of the Ekiti State Security Network, Amotekun, Brig. Joe Komolafe, confirmed the abduction.

Akomolafe said all the security outfits in Ekiti, including police, soldiers, Amotekun corps, local hunters and Vigilance groups, are already in the forests searching for the monarch.

The kidnap of Oba Oso happened barely two months after the Obaadu of Ilemeso, in Oye Local Government, Oba David Oyewumi, was abducted by unknown gunmen.