Wife of deceased Ogboni leader regains freedom
A wife of the Ogboni Aborigines leader who was abducted by kidnappers has been released from captivity. The kidnappers had raided the home of Oba Ogboni Agbaye, Abdullahi Olakisan in Imesi-Ile on Monday, taking both of his wives while he was away in Osogbo. Olakisan, along with a police officer and another woman, was involved in a fatal accident while searching for his wives upon returning home.
A relative of the deceased and Coordinator of Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, confirmed that the freed wife had escaped from the kidnappers’ hideout in the early hours of Tuesday. She was found in the forest near Ikoro-Ekiti in Ekiti state, having wandered through the night. She reported that her husband, who had already died, had appeared to her in the forest and helped her escape.
Ekundayo reported that upon her return home, the woman was devastated to discover her husband’s death and was unable to disclose any information about the whereabouts of the second wife. However, security operatives and the Kiriji Heritage Defenders’ corps have joined the search party for the missing woman.