Abducted Lagos monarch: We are ready to pay ransom –Olori

One of the wives of the kidnapped traditional ruler, Oniba of Iba land, Oba Yisau Oseni Goriola has on Wednesday lamented that the kidnappers were yet to contact them.

Alhaja Nafisat Oseni, stated that the Oba’s family was also ready to pay ransom if the request was made by the kidnappers. She lamented the lack of information from the creek regarding the condition of the Lagos traditional ruler.

She disclosed in a telephone interview with Lagos Metro that the family and friends are eagerly awaiting information from the assailants on what to be paid, in exchange for his freedom.

Alhaja Oseni denied the rumour making the rounds that one of the wives of the monarch who was shot during his abduction was dead. According to her, the woman is in the hospital responding to treatment.

She urged Nigerians to refrain from such rumour, requesting that they should remember the family in prayers so the monarch would return home safely.

She further said that they are hopeful and prayerful that the Oba will return to them in good health, while appealing to the security operatives to do more in order for the Oba to return safely.

It would be recalled that the monarch was kidnapped five days ago by masked gunmen who stormed the palace and in the process killed one of his orderlies and also injured one of his wives.