Abducted Kogi monarch regains freedom
The abducted first class traditional ruler, the Adogu of Eganyi, HRH Muhammed Adambe, in Ajaokuta Local Government council of Kogi State has regained freedom.
He was released on Saturday evening after five days in captivity according to a source close to the palace quoted the traditional ruler as saying that “after a very long and tortuous journey into the bush his captors returned him to Ebiraland Saturday evening.”
The source said that the Royal father could not tell exactly where he was taken to, but believed that it was outside Ebiraland.
He praised Almighty God for the safe return of the Royal father, adding that he came back unhurt.
It would be recalled that the Adogu of Eganyi, HRH Muhammed Adambe, was kidnapped on Tuesday along Okene – Ajaokuta road while returning to his domain after an engagement in Okene.
The kidnappers had earlier placed a ransom of N30 million naira on him, raising concern over how the community could raise such a huge amount of money.
However, the source could not tell whether ransom was paid to secure the release of the traditional ruler from his abductors who had earlier reduced the ransom from thirty million naira ransom to six million naira as the Friday evening.
The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), for Kogi police Command, DSP William Ayah, while confirming the release of the royal father, said he was not aware of any payment of ransom.