A traditional ruler in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, the Iresi of Osi, Oba David Olajide has escaped from suspected herdsmen, who attempted to kidnap him along Akure-Owo highway near Akure Airport, enroute his community.
Osi community is less than two kilometres to Akure airport , where a mother and her step-son were abducted on Sunday’s evening by suspected Kidnappers.
It was learnt that the alleged attempt to abduct the monarch was unsuccessful as Oba Olajide was said to have escaped from the scene by confronting the abductors.
In an interview with Radio Nigeria on the incident, the monarch explained that the two kidnap victims were released on Tuesday’s morning and he took them to the police headquarters in Akure and on his way back to the Osi community, the kidnappers attacked him but he escaped.
Oba Olajide stated that the one of the suspected herdsmen was later arrested shortly after the attack, saying the suspect had been handed over to the police.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, said the suspect was in the police custody for investigation.