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Family
 of abducted Lagos monarch, Oniba of Iba
community, Oba Goriola Oseni,  said Lagos
state government help  to pay the
kidnappers’ ransom and secure their father’ freedom is needed, as those
kidnappers reduces its ransom to 40m

Oba
Goriola has, for about eight days now, been in kidnappers den.

The
monarch’s eldest son, Saheed Oseni, told our urban express that the family
could not raise the huge ransom talk less of its recent reduction. He pleaded with
the state government to assist them urgently as the monarch’s health might be
deteriorating.

On
Saturday, July 16, gunmen,  were said to
have whore   military camouflages, attacked the monarch’s
palace , kidnapped the 73-year-old, in two speedboats which were reportedly
stationed by the waterways.

The
gunmen is  said to be in their drove ,killed
a palace guard, Sunday Okanlawon; a barber, Riliwan Rasak; an unidentified
motorcyclist and shot at the monarch’s wife, Kuburat, who is still recuperating
in a government hospital.

It
was reported on Saturday that the gunmen, who are suspected to be pipeline
vandals, had reached out to the family initially, demanding for N500m ransom not
until this yesterday that it was reduced to forty million one of the family
member disclosed. The gunmen were said to have threatened the family to raise
the money as fast as they could, saying the monarch was an influential
personality.

Oseni
told our   reporter that no government
official had reached out to the monarch’s family on the issue of ransom.

Oseni
said  “When we heard from the kidnappers,
we did not delay in notifying all the appropriate government quarters. We knew
we could not raise this money. But God forbids that any evil happens (to him)
and we will then be blamed for keeping mute.

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