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Security personnel on the chase, as unknown gunmen abduct Traditional Ruler in wife’s presence

Unknown gunmen have abducted another Traditional Ruler and Eleda of Eda Ile, Oba Benjamin Oso in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

According to sources, the aged Monarch was seized at his farm right in the presence of his wife and whisked away to an undisclosed location.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the Commander of the Ekiti State Security Network (Amotekun), Brigadier Joe Komolafe (rtd), confirmed the abduction to newsmen.

According to Komolafe, the King and his wife had gone to their farm to harvest some crops on that very day, less than 10 minutes they had arrived, the gunmen stormed the place. The armed men had wanted to kidnap the couple, but the Monarch begged the men to spare his wife and take only him.

Akomolafe, however, said that all the security outfits in Ekiti, including the Police, Soldiers, Amotekun Corps, local hunters and vigilante groups, are already in the forests searching for the monarch.


The recent abduction is on the heels of a similar incident that occurred in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, 2 months ago.

It was learnt that the Obaadu of Ilemeso, Oba David Oyewumi was abducted right in his Palace by some unidentified gunmen.

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