A traditionalist, Oba Abdul Adetoyese Olakisan, the Oba Ogboni Agbaye and Awise Iwase of Yorubaland, on Sunday died in a car crash while chasing gunmen who kidnapped his two wives.
A policeman and another woman also reportedly died in the accident.
Some gunmen had invaded the residence of the traditionalist on Sunday night in Imesile, Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State, and abducted his two wives.
It was gathered that in an attempt to rescue his wives, Oba Olakisan, the policeman and the woman trailed the abductors and while returning home from their search, had a lone accident and the three of them died on the spot.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yemisi Opalola said the three were rushed to the hospital after the accident, where they were confirmed dead.
Opalola said: “About the incident related to Ogboni Agbaye, the man and a policeman, who is the OC of Oke-Mesi were in a vehicle with one other woman. While they were returning from searching for those that were kidnapped, they had a lone accident. Their vehicle veered off the road and rammed into a tree.
“They were all rushed to the hospital but they all later died.”
She added that the police are still inside the forest to rescue those that were kidnapped. (WesternPost)