There is anxiety at the Onojie Palace in Ewatto, in the local government region of South East Esan in Edo State, HRH Ikhumen II, while the wife of the traditional sovereign, the Queen Florence Ikhumen spends more nights in the grave of her captors.
She was reportedly kidnapped on Sunday in the Jemila district of Benin City. The incident was immediately reported to the Ikpoba Hill police station.
It was also learned that the kidnappers had contacted the palace and members of their immediate family, but the amount they are asking for was not yet known. Contacted, Edo State Police Command spokesman Chidi Nwabuzor, DSP, said that he had been informed of the incident by the DPD from Ikpoba Hill Division.