Abducted Kogi Monarch, David Obadofin Tortured To Death In Kidnappers’ Den
Chief David Obadofin, the traditional ruler of Aghara, Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, has died in kidnappers’ den.
A family source said Chief David Obadofin, who was abducted on Easter Monday, died last Thursday as a result of torture from his kidnappers.
According to Daily Trust, abductors of the monarch had agreed to collect the sum of N2m for his release and one other lady, Temidayo Elewa.
The source said that while waiting for the ransom to be delivered and noticed that Pa Obadofin was becoming too weak, the hoodlums blindfolded the lady (Elewa) and relocated her to a different place in the bush in a bid to cover up their tracks.
The monarch, who abducted from his farm residence in Aghara in Kabba-Bunu LGA, was said to have died before the ransom could be delivered to his abductors in the bush.
The locals stated that Elewa, who was abducted along with the monarch on Easter Monday, had been set free and reunited with her family since Saturday.
The hoodlums were said to have freed the lady when they got the wind of the advancing search group of hunters, vigilantes and some Fulani volunteers.
Temidayo Elewa was said to have been spotted roaming in the bush by sawing machine operators, who helped her out.
“Elewa was picked up around Obajana settlement by her family members on Saturday morning. She was taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical check up”, said a source involved in the negotiation for their release.
KanyiDaily had also reported how the police killed two suspected kidnappers during a gun battle in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi state.