Abducted Lagos Oba still being held by kidnappers, says son

Prince Saheed Oseni, the son of the kidnapped Oba Yushau Oseni, traditional ruler of Iba town in Lagos State, on Saturday, said the traditional ruler was still in the captivity of his abductors, 14 days after.

Oseni, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos following rumours that his father had been released, said he was still with the kidnappers.

He, however, pleaded with the kidnappers to release the traditional ruler.

“Contrary to rumours doing the rounds that the monarch had been released by the kidnappers, he has not been released. Rather, efforts are ongoing to ensure he reunites with his family members and Iba community safe and alive.

“The Lagos State government (LASG) is also working to ensure his release and everyone in the palace is not relenting in their efforts,’’ he said.

Oseni, who hoped the rumour could become a reality, appealed to every Nigerian to also join the family and the community in prayers for the safe return of the traditional ruler.

Meanwhile, SP Dolapo Badmos, Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, told NAN that the command was working round the clock to ensure the Oba was rescued.

“With all we have on ground, we are optimistic he will regain his freedom in a short while,” Badmos told NAN.