Kidnapped Kogi monarch freed

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abducted first class traditional ruler in Kogi state, the Adogu of Eganyi, HRH Muhammed Adambe has regained his freedom.

The royal father was released over the weekend after 5 days in captivity.

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 his safe return, 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 on him, raising concern over how the community could raise such 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 to N6 million as at 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

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