Lagos monarch, Oniba of Iba community, Oba
Goriola Oseni, has been released by his captors.
The 74-year-old was released on
Saturday after about three weeks in captivity.
One of the monarch’s sons, Kabiru
Oseni, confirmed the king’s release, adding that Oba Goriola came through a
jetty in the area.
He said, “He came in around 7pm. He
just walked into the community. He came in through a jetty.”
A source told some of journalists invited that an undisclosed ransom was paid for the
He said, his coming back was
without fanfare. He just walked into the community.
“The kidnappers are believed to
have let go of him of their own will after the payment of a ransom. We do not know
yet, the amount that was paid.”
Oseni was kidnapped on July 16 by
some gunmen who had demanded N500m for his release.