ASP Sunday Abutu, the spokesman for the police in the state, confirmed the incident and described it as “unfortunate and regrettable’’.
Abutu said the gunmen stormed the traditional ruler’s palace on Thursday and abducted him.
They said the incident happened at about 8.30 p.m. on Thursday night when the chiefs who visited the place had left.
“After they gained entry, the gunmen asked after the Oba which showed that they really came for him,’’ one of the sources said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ilemeso is a neighbouring town to Isan Ekiti, country home of Gov. Kayode Fayemi.
NAN also reports that Oba Adetutu Ajayi, the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti, narrowly escaped kidnap at Isan Ekiti, last week on the Ewu-Ayetoro road. (NAN)