Iba Monarch: I almost died in the hands of kidnappers

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Oba Goriola Oseni

Oba Goriola Oseni

The Oniba of Iba land, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Oba Goriola Oseni has recounted his ordeal in the hands of his abductors after he was released on Saturday with N15.1 million ransom paid, saying that he almost died because of persistent Indian hemp being smoked by the hoodlums.

He said he was fed with bread and two sachets of water every day for three weeks, noting that initially, he was fairly treated by his abductors, but that it got worse later.

“They asked me to cooperate, and I promised them, but I told them to also treat me gently as their father, but angrily I told them that if not that I had undress and nothing was on my body, they wouldn’t have taken me away easily like that, I even confronted them about the India hemp they smoke near where I was kept to stop it,”

“After I warned them to stop the India hemp they were smoking near where I was sleeping, one of them stood up to slap me, but I told him they were disturbing me, it was as a result of the odour I inhaled in the creek that increased my blood pressure, I almost died, it was God who took me out of the kidnappers den safely,” he narrated.

The monarch stated that initially when he was brought into the creek, he was always fed with eba and ogbono food, but that “suddenly when they negotiated the first ransom with my children and without good bargaining, they stopped the food, since then they had been feeding with bread and two sachets of water am also sleeping on the floor.”

“But in fairness, they did not maltreat me, but always threatening to kill me if my children refuses to bring the money they requested from me. While they were …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper