Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a traditional ruler, Obadu of Ilemeso, Ekiti in Oye Local Government area of Ekiti state, Oba David Oyewumi
He was kidnapped late last night in his palace.
The abductors of the monarch numbering six were said to have scaled the fence of his palace and shot sporadically before whisking him away to unknown destination.
The public Relations officer, Ekiti state police command, Mr Sunday Abutu confirmed the abduction of the monarch.
Mr Abutu said investigation had commenced on the matter while some officers had also been deployed to the community to rescue the monarch and as well arrest the suspected kidnappers.
The Abduction of Oba David Oyewumi is coming barely a week when the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti in ilejemeje local govt area Oba Adetutu Ajayi was Shot by some gunmen between Ewu and Ayetoro-Ekiti.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, the Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi has called on the police to swing into action and rescue the kidnapped Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti, Oba David Oyewumi.
Speaking in his palace in Ilawe – Ekiti on behalf of all traditional rulers in the State, the Alawe who described the situation as embarrassing and worrisome, urged the police to increase patrols both day and night to stop kidnappers from having free movement in Ekiti.