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Wife of abducted Lagos ruler says family is ready to pay ransom

22 July 2016, 14:21

Lagos - One of the wives of the abducted traditional ruler, Oniba of Iba land, Oba Yisau Oseni Goriola has said the royal family is willing to pay any ransom demanded by the kidnappers for the release of the ruler, Tribune reports.

Nafisat Oseni, lamented the lack of information from the creek regarding the condition of the Lagos traditional ruler.

Oseni denied the rumour making the rounds that one of the wives of the monarch who was shot during his abduction was dead.

According to her, the woman is in the hospital responding to treatment.

News24 reported that gunmen suspected to be from Niger Delta have reportedly kidnapped a first class traditional ruler in Lagos, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni, the Oniba of Ibaland, and shot his wife.

The gunmen stormed the monarch’s palace at around 23:30 on Saturday and abducted the monarch, before escaping through the waterways.

A report by The Sun said that the gunmen, numbering about 16, entered the community in two boats and announced their presence by shooting sporadically into the air.

- News 24


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