The Obadu of Ilemeso-Ekiti in Oye Local Government, Oba David Oyewumi was kidnapped in his palace by gunmen who scaled the fence and shot severally.
Ilemeso Ekiti is less than 10km to Isan-Ekiti, Governor Kayode Fayemi’s hometown.
This came barely a week after the Elewu of Ewu, in Ilemeje Local Government of Ekiti State, Oba Adetutu Ajayi escaped the kidnapper’s ambush but Oba Oyewumi was not that lucky.
Oba Oyewumi was said to have been kidnapped in his palace by gunmen who scaled the fence, shot sporadically into the air and made away with him.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relation Officer, Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, said “it happened yesterday in his palace”.
Abutu said further that necessary steps have been taken to rescue the Monarch and apprehend the culprits.