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Kidnappers Place N100m Ransom On Murdered Kwara Monarch’s Wife, One Other

The kidnappers have released one of the abducted persons on account of his old age.

Gunmen, who killed Olukoro of Koro-Ekiti in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, Oba Segun Aremu, on Thursday night, have demanded N100 million ransom for the release of the deceased’s wife and another victim who were whisked away on the fateful day.

It was gathered that the suspected kidnappers reached out to the family of the late monarch through a beer parlour operator in the community.

It was learnt that the suspected kidnappers may have gotten the telephone number of the beer parlour operator from his female staff, who was also abducted on the same day.

The Chairman of the Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) of Ekiti Local Government Area, Mr. Kayode Bayode, confirmed that the kidnappers had placed N100 million ransom on the late monarch’s wife and one other kidnap victim.

“Yes, they have contacted the family demanding for N100 million ransom before they will release them. But we are still on the issue for now. That is all I can say for now. Though there is still panic in the community, the heavy presence of security has helped to calm the situation,” Bayode stated.

Oba Aremu was killed in his palace late in the night on Thursday by the suspected kidnappers.

The kidnappers, after the gruesome murder of the monarch who was a retired Army General, whisked away his wife and two other persons.

The kidnappers freed one of the abductees, an 87-year-old man on account of old age.

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