Gunmen abduct traditional ruler in Ogun

A traditional ruler, the Oba Alade Meta of Imope land, a community in Ijebu Igbo area of Ogun State, Oba Tajudeen Omotayo has been abducted by some yet to be identified gunmen.

Though details of the circumstances in which the traditional was abducted are still sketchy as at the time of filing this reports but sources said the monarch left his palace around 11 am in his sport utility vehicle with plate number W 3J9 Ogun for Ijebu-Ode.

He was however abducted by his assailants on his way back home around 3:00pm, at Okeeri of area of Imope.

He was said to have been whisked away by the gunmen leaving his vehicle on the road.

When contacted, the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Oyeyemi Abimbola said the police heard of a kidnap in Ijebu Igbo, but could not tell if it was the traditional ruler.

He said policemen had been drafted to the area to rescue the abducted victim.

In recent time, kidnapping for ransom has risen in Ogun State, with the latest being the abduction of two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, who were later rescued.

Recently, a family of seven was arrested for involvement in series of kidnap cases in Sagamu area of Ogun State.

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