Daily Trust

Kidnapped Kogi monarch regains freedom


A first-class monarch in Kogi State, Adogu of Eganyi, Muhammed Adambe, who was abducted six days ago, has regained his freedom.

A source close to the palace quoted the traditiona­l ruler as saying that “After a very long and tortuous journey into the bush, his captors returned him to Ebiraland Saturday evening.”

The source said that the Adogu of Eganyi could not tell exactly where he was taken to, but believed that it was outside Ebiraland.

He praised Almighty God for the hitch-free return of the royal father.

The source could not tell whether a ransom was paid to secure the release of the traditiona­l ruler from his abductors, who had earlier demanded a N30 million ransom.

The Adogu of Eganyi was kidnapped on Tuesday along Okene – Ajaokuta road while returning to his domain after an engagement in Okene.

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