Gunmen Kidnap Monarch Inside Palace In Ondo

Some gunmen have kidnapped a traditional ruler, the Oloso of Oso-Ajowa, in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Clement Jimoh Olukotun.

The traditional ruler was kidnapped by  the abductors who invaded his  palace around 10:05pm on Thursday.

He was whisked to an unknown destination by the gunmen.

A family source revealed  that the gunmen shot sporadically and destroyed the monarch’s main door to gain access into his residential building before perpetrating the act.

The source said upon getting to the residence, the gunmen knocked the door and realising that the occupants were not ready to yield to their request to willingly succumb, they shot at the main door and destroyed it completely.

He added that the gunshot pellets , were said to have pierced the door and wall into the living room, but said none of the occupants was hit or injured.

The source stated that the intensity of the gunshots had terrified the residents of the border town, as none of them could emerge from their residences for a rescue mission.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Funmilayo Odunlami confirmed the development.

She said, “it is true but the details of the incident is still not clear, however, police from the Divisional Police headquarters at Oke-Agbe, headquarters of Akoko Northwest Local Government Area of Ondo State, have been deployed in the town to launch investigation into the incident”, the Police spokesperson said