A prominent monarch in Ekiti State, the Atah of Ayede Ekiti, Oba Adeleye Orisagbemi has escaped assasination in the hands of suspected kidnappers who assaulted him at the weekend
The incident according to witness happened on Sunday between Isan and Ayede Ekiti around 9pm when the monarch was coming from a meeting.
The bandits reportedly attempted to kidnap the monarch but when unable, resorted to sporadic gunshots on the monarch.
The traditional ruler is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Efforts to speak with him, has been unsuccessful, but when contacted, the Spokesperson for Ekiti State Police Command, ASP Sunday Abutu who confirmed the incident.said “the monarch was coming from Ijero Ekiti when the incident occurred as against speculations in some quarters that he was returning from Isan Ekiti”
Abutu added “efforts were on top gear to track down the perpetrators while he the monarch was responding to treatment”.