Gunmen kill two, allegedly abduct traditional ruler “Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni” in Iba, Lagos State 


Gunmen killed two persons and allegedly abducted the traditional ruler of Iba Local Council Development Area, Lagos, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni, who is said to be the father of a former Iba LCDA chairman, Mrs Ramota Oseni-Adeyeri. The gunmen, numbering about 16, stormed the community on Saturday night in a speedboat, abducted the monarch and escaped through the waterways, leaving two people dead and one seriously injured.

Palace sources told The Nation that the gunmen killed Oseni’s guard, a motorcyclist and then shot Oba Oseni’s eldest wife. She was rushed to an unnamed hospital.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus said she was not aware of the kidnap but a source who spoke to The Nation confirmed the abduction.

“It’s true that the Kabiyesi was kidnapped. His abductors struck through the waterways and fled through same channel. Policemen from from the Rapid Response Squad(RRS) went there and an Armoured Personnel Carrier has been station.”

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