Crime & Society

Abductors of Kogi Monarch Demand N30m Ransom

From  Audu Joe, Lokoja

Abductors of a  first class traditional ruler in Kogi State, Adogu of Eganyi in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi State,  Alhaji Mohammed Adembe are demanding N30M ransom for his release.

The royal father was on Tuesday kidnapped by yet to be identified abductors along Okene – Adogo road.

The kidnapping of the Royal Father which was one out of many in recent times occurred barely three days after the kidnap of Pharmacist AbdulAzeez Obajimoh the Managing Director of AZECO Pharmaceutical company at Ozuwaya in Okene, Kogi State.

The abduction of the Pharmacist Obajimoh result in gunshots that killed one Habeeb Anda and injured two others before the kidnappers escaped.

An indegene of Eganyi who spoke to journalists on phone said the royal father who was alone in his car left Okene town around 4pm on his way to Eganyi community, but was abducted between Ebiya and Eganyi by hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers.

According to him , the kidnappers around 1 pm on Wednesday called the family of the monarch and demanded for a ransom of 30 million naira to enable him regain his freedom.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relation Officer , Kogi State Police Command Mr William Ayah said the Royal Father was kidnapped , but the police command has deployed special squad to trail the abductors.

He called on the general public to assist the police with useful information to enable security agents rescue the royal father.

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