• My family paid N15.1m to my abductors – Iba monarch

    My family paid N15.1m to my abductors – Iba monarch

    “My abductors demanded N500 million ransom but my family paid N15.1 million to free me,” the traditional ruler of Iba Town, Oba Goriola Oseni told a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere.

    Oseni said this on Friday while giving evidence at the commencement of trial of the four men accused of kidnapping him.

    The accused are: Duba Furejo, Ododowo Isaiah, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh, who were first arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on October 24.

    They are standing trial on an eight-count […]

  • Lagos government to arraign kidnappers of Iba monarch on Monday

    Lagos government to arraign kidnappers of Iba monarch on Monday

    According to reports, the Lagos State Government on Sunday said it would arraign the key suspects arrested for the kidnap of the traditional ruler of Iba Town, Oba Goriola Oseni before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Monday, Oct. 24.

    Mr Adeniji Kazeem, the State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, said in a statement that the four suspects — Duba Furejo, Ododomo Isaiah, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh would be arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.

    They are to be charged with […]

  • How we kidnapped Iba Monarch – Suspect confesses

    How we kidnapped Iba Monarch – Suspect confesses

    One of the arrested suspected kidnappers who abducted the Oniba of Iba land, Oba Goriola Oseni, has narrated how they kidnapped the monarch and successfully collected N15.1 million ramsom before releasing him.

    The monarch was released on Saturday by his abductors after spending three weeks with the kidnappers at the creek.

    The police have arrested two of the suspected kidnappers and were paraded at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, on Sunday. The two suspects are Toba Forejo and Isaiah Ododomu, both from […]

  • Kidnap of Iba monarch a sacrilege, they won’t go unpunished – Ambode

    Kidnap of Iba monarch a sacrilege, they won’t go unpunished – Ambode

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has described the kidnap of the Oniba of Iba land, Oba Goriola Oseni, as a sacrilege, saying that those arrested with the kidnap of the monarch would be punished severely.

    Speaking at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria where they were paraded on Sunday, Ambode said the kidnap of an Oba in Yorubaland is a sacrilege and a complete desecration of the cultural values of the Yoruba people that must not go unpunished.

    Ambode, whose […]