The Ekiti state Police Comand has confirmed the release of the Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti, Oba David Oyewumi, who was kidnapped by suspected gunmen last week Thursday has been released.
The Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the release said the monarch had been reunited with his family.
“I can confirm to you that the monarch had been released from captivity. He had also reunited with his family.
“He is presently receiving medical care in one of the facilities in the state as a result of the trauma he passed through”.
Abutu added that the Command was not aware of any ransom paid to secure the monarch’s release, saying his freedom was necessitated by concerted actions taken by the police and other security agencies.
Oba Oyewumi was kidnapped in his palace by gunmen, who scaled the fence and invaded his apartment around 8.30pm last week Thursday.