Kunle Awosiyan |The Regent of Akungba-Akoko community in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Princess Oluwatoyin Omosowon and three of her aides have been kidnapped.
They were kidnapped along the Owo-Oba Akoko Expressway on Tuesday while the Regent was going to the Federal University Technology, Akure, to attend the 65th Inaugural Lecture delivered by the Vice Chancellor of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun.
A source told Hallmark News that the kidnappers stopped the AAUA official car that was conveying Omosowon and her aides at gunpoint and hurriedly abducted the princess and her aides.
The kidnapers abandoned the car and fled while two of the aides were later found by men of the Nigerian Army and the state police in a bush.
Meanwhile, residents of the town had embarked on a peaceful protest against, demanding the release of their traditional ruler and calling on government to quickly intervene.
Commenting on the situation, the Caretaker Chairman of Akoko South-West LGA , Mr Wale Suru, said that an emergency security meeting would be held to assess the situation and the report would be forwarded to the appropriate authorities for immediate action on the release of the Regent and others.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr Isaac Eke, confirmed that two of the kidnapped persons had regained their freedom, adding that his men had been deployed in the area to secure the release of the Regent.