David Olajide, the Iresi of Osi in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Tuesday escaped from gunmen who wanted to kidnap him for ransom.
This was confirmed to journalists by police.
This newspaper gathered that the monarch was targeted because he has always been after kidnappers in the community.
The kidnappers, identified as herdsmen drove their cattle into the road, blocking the vehicle the monarch was riding in.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident.
“We have the suspect with us, we are already making efforts to arrest the fleeing members of the gang and investigation has also commenced”.