Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a traditional ruler, Oba Clement Jimoh Olukotun, the Oloso of Oso in Akoko North-West local government area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the Ondo monarch was abducted from his palace around 10:15 pm on Thursday, December 1.
A source who witness the incident said that the gunmen fired shots at the door to break into the Oba’s room after the occupants refused to open the door. Nobody was injured during the attack.
“When they came, they surrounded the building and started ordering the monarch and other occupants to open the door and surrender willingly, but nobody answered.
“At this point, they started shooting . They destroyed the main door and entered. They terrorised Kabiyesi and his family members before dragging him out and took him away. None of the family members had been contacted but we knew they were kidnappers”
The police spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident said;
“It is true but the details of the incident is still not clear, however, police from the Divisional Police headquarters at Oke-Agbe, headquarters of Akoko Northwest Local Government Area of Ondo State, have been deployed in the town to launch investigation into the incident”.