April 21, 2024

April 21, 2024

Ekiti Monarch Survives Kidnap Attempt, Sustains Gunshot Wound

The Attah and Paramount Ruler of Aiyede Kingdom, Ekiti State, South West Nigeria, His Royal Majesty Oba Alhaji Abdul Mumini Adebayo Orishagbemi, was Sunday night at about 9.30pm attacked by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

 

In a statement issued by the Media and publicity consultant to the monarch, Bashir Adefaka on Monday, he noted that the attackers had laid an ambush around Isan and Iludun, in Ilejemeje LGA of Ekiti state at about 9pm on Sunday night, February 27.

 

He said one of the traditional rulers who was shot in the leg was rushed to a specialist hospital in Oye Ekiti hospital and was responding to treatment.

 

“The Attah and Paramount Ruler of Aiyede Kingdom, Ekiti State, South West Nigeria, His Royal Majesty Oba Alhaji Abdul Mumini Adebayo Orishagbemi, was Sunday night at about 9.30pm attacked by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers,” the statement reads.

 

“Kabiyesi, whose security guards provided by Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were withdrawn recently for no given reason, was returning Ijero Ekiti when he got accosted by the criminal elements, on a spot at between Isan and Iludun, in Ilejemeje Local Government Area of the state.

 

“The gunmen opened fire on SUV car during which one of the bullets that penetrated from the owner’s side of the vehicle hit the Kabiyesi on his left leg. He was rushed to a specialist hospital in Oye, Oye Ekiti Local Government and is now responding to treatment. Good news, apart from his life being saved, is also that no other member of his entourage got hurt. “

 

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