Again, another traditional stool in Ogun State, has been desecrated as Oba Tajudeen Omotayo of Imope, in Ijebu area of Ogun State, was over the weekend abducted by kidnappers.

The abductors have also contacted the monarch’s family and demanded a N200 million ransom to set him free.

Recall that in 2020, a first class monarch in Ondo State was kidnapped and later killed.

Oba Omotayo was abducted by some gunmen who ambushed his vehicle on Saturday at a community near Ijẹbu-Igbo, while returning to Imope after a visit to Ijebu-Ode.

Sources disclosed that immediately after his abduction, the traditional ruler was immediately taken into the bush by his abductors.

Speaking with BBC Yoruba, the wife of the monarch, Adesola Omotayo, disclosed that the gunmen had used his phone to contact the family. She, however, lamented that the royal family could not raise the N200 million ransom, even as she appealed to the Ogun State government to intervene without further delay.


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