The kidnappers of the traditional ruler of Iyani Akoko, Ondo State, Oba Joel Daodu, want N15
million ransom. He was, weekend, kidnapped along Owo/Ikare Expressway.

Vanguard learned that the Oba’s family is pleading that the ransom be reduced to between N500,000 and N1 million.

Oba Daodu’s abduction is coming barely two years after the Regent of Akungba, Princes Oluwatoyin
Omosowan, was kidnapped at the same spot.

It will be recalled that the regent of Akungba Omosowon was held captive for two weeks before she was rescued by a combined team of Department of State Services, DSS, and the police in 2015.

Meanwhile, Oba Daodu was said to be travelling alone when the incident occurred, as a reliable source disclosed that he was driving himself, while returning from a social function.

The Akoko Road is known to be notorious for robbery and kidnapping. His abductors had reportedly contacted his family, yesterday, requesting for N15 million ransom before he could be freed.

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