Kidnapped Ondo Monarch Regains Freedom

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The abducted traditional ruler of a community Ondo State, the Laragunsin of Ode-Iyasan in Irele Local Government Area of the state,, Oba Abiodun Oyewunmi, was early yesterday released unhurt. The release of the monarch was confirmed by Police Public Relations Officer for Ondo State, Mr Femi Joseph, saying that the royal father regained his freedom at Gbelegun village, a riverine community in Edo State early yesterday.

He said the monarch regained hid freedom through a combined efforts of the marine police, Police anti-kidnapping squad and some military officers. Joseph, who said the monarch was hale and hearty, said no ransom was paid for the release and that the police had not made any arrest. The PPRO however, gave the assurance that the abductors would be arrested and be brought to book as security agencies are on their trail.