Ab­ducted Ondo monarch’s wife, daugh­ters freed

The Punch - - NEWS - Peter Dada, Akure

Af­ter about a week in the den of kid­nap­pers, the ab­ducted mem­bers of the fam­ily of a tra­di­tional ruler of Odigbo town in the Odigbo Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Ondo State, Oba Ru­fus Ak­in­ri­made, have been set free.

The monarch’s wife, Mrs

Regina Ak­in­rin­made; his daugh­ters, Pre­cious and Mercy Ak­in­rin­made and his driver, La­teef Abay­omi, were ab­ducted by gun­men on the Owo-ikare Road Ex­press­way at Oba Akoko town in the Akoko South-west Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area last Satur­day.

Shortly af­ter the ab­duc­tion, the kid­nap­pers con­tacted the monarch and de­manded

a ran­som of N100m but the money was later re­duced to N60m.

The monarch, while speak­ing to jour­nal­ists in his palace, con­firmed that the vic­tims had been re­leased and had re­united with their fam­i­lies.

The Public Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer of the state po­lice com­mand, Femi Joseph, also con­firmed the de­vel­op­ment.

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