Police rescue five members of royal family kidnapped in Kwara

Kwara state Police Command has said that it has rescued five members of the household of Owalobbo of Obbo-Ayegunle in Ekiti local government area of Kwara state kidnapped by gunmen on Thursday.

Five members of the royal household of Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobbo of Obbo were kidnapped by gunmen on Osi/Obbo-Ayegunle road.

The kidnapped members included the driver of the king identified as Kunle, his Security detail, Mr Lawrence Abiodun, his maid, Mrs Bunmi Akanbi and her six year old twin daughters; Kehinde and Taiwo.

The victims were returning from Osi, a neighbouring community to Obbo-Ayegunle in a Toyota Sienna bus when gunmen accosted them at 6.30 pm and took them to the bush.

The Sienna bus in which they were traveling bearing the plate number of Owalobbo of Obbo-Ayegunle was reportedly abandoned on the road.

The Police in a statement signed bySP Ajayi Okasanmi, Public Relations Officer of the Command on Sunday said that the kidnapped victims have been rescued and were in good condition of health.

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