Lagos monarch, Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni, who was recently kidnapped by unknown gunmen, has regained his freedom.
Although details of his release are still sketchy, reports have it that the Oba was dropped off near his palace ostensibly by his kidnappers.
It was also not clear if any ransom was paid for the release of the Oniba of Iba, the kidnappers had demanded for N500million for his release a few days after abducting him.
Oba Goriola Oseni, 73, was abducted by suspected gunmen 18 days ago when they stormed his palace on the evening of July 16.
Witnesses said, the gunmen, numbering about 16, stormed the Iba community in two boats and announced their presence by shooting sporadically into the air.
The gang was said to have killed a member of the local vigilante and also allegedly shot and injured the wife of the traditional ruler during the operation to kidnap the Oba.
After grabbing the Oba, who was said to have been planning to take his bath, the gunmen made away with the traditional ruler and left in their boats through the river.
The Oba’s release was confirmed through a terse text message by Lagos State Police Spokesperson, DSP Patricia Amadin.