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OGUN: Kidnappers demand N200m ransom to release Oba Omotayo

KIDNAPPERS of Oba Tajudeen Omotayo, the traditional ruler of Imope town, have contacted his family to demand N200m as ransom.

The monarch’s abductors contacted his family after he has spent almost two days in their den.

Adesola Omotayo, the wife of the abducted monarch, confirmed the ransom demand in an interview with BBC Yoruba.

She said the gunmen who used the phone of the abducted traditional ruler to contact the family spoke in pidgin.

She added that the abducted King also told the family to source for the N200million, so he can be set free by the kidnappers.

Lamenting that the family is not rich enough to raise the N200million, Adesola stressed that the abducted monarch’s children are still very young and cannot raise any money for the freedom of their father.

Adesola also said Police informed the family that kidnappers of Oba Omotayo are still in forests around Imope town.

She added that the kidnappers shot one of the hunters who went into the forest to search for the king.

The hunter, she said, is currently be treated at an hospital in the area.

She also appealed to Ogun State Government to help free Oba Omotayo from his abductors.

Oba Omotayo was reportedly returning to Imope after a visit to Ijebu Ode when he was kidnapped at Okeeri area of the community. He was taken into the bush while his vehicle was abandoned.

However, the Police in Ogun said they are on the trail of the kidnappers.

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