The Akungba-Akoko regent, Omosowon, and some of her aides were kidnapped along Ose- Owo expressway on their way from a public function in Akure.
The regent was held for two weeks because her kidnappers refused to reduce the N20m ransom they requested from her family and her community.
The intervention of the state government and security operatives, from within and outside the state, later paid off as the kidnappers den was invaded.
Omosowon, narrating her in the hands of her captors, said she was chained, blindfolded for two weeks under a cocoa tree.
She has since returned home but still visits the Trauma Centre in Ondo town for treatment following the injuries inflicted on her head by her abductors.
Her two weeks experience left a sour taste in her mouth and memories to last her entire life time.
Consequently, she declared she was tired of the throne and ready to abdicate for a traditional ruler, asking Akungba-Akoko kingmakers to expedite action on the process to fill the stool of the Alale which has been vacant for 10 years.
Three other persons earlier kidnapped equally breathed the air of freedom as detectives stormed the kidnappers hideout at Arimagija in the thick forest in Ose council area of the state.
They include an NYSC member, Azuibike Ijeoma; an Indian, Alex John Thekinathy; and his orderly, Obute Sunday. The regent’s driver, Aliu Abdujelili, was also freed.
Last week, the Executive Secretary of the Cocoa Association of Nigeria (CAN), Michael Adewunmi, was abducted on his way to the office.
He was later released after his family allegedly paid ransom. He spent only 48hours in captivity.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that the CAN boss, in attempt to escape from his captors, sustained injuries.
Adewunmi, who declined to speak on his encounter with the kidnappers, only said that the 48hours experience in the custody of the abductors was “horrible and would linger in his memory for the rest of his life” .
A thanksgiving has been organized by his family to appreciate God for saving him.
Meanwhile the queen of Oba LuMure Ayelomi of Ayeka in Okitipupa area of the state, Olori Dupe, was found dead after she was kidnapped ten days after, even when her abductors had collected N2m.
The kidnappers had requested for N30m from the traditional ruler who pleaded that they should consider the harsh economic realities in the country.
The queen’s corpse was dumped at the outskirts of Ode Aye along Ore Road.