Crime & Society

Kidnap kingpin who abducted his father killed in Kogi

From Audu  Joe, Lokoja

A notorious kidnap kingpin who abducted his own father and collected N4Million ransom has been killed in Kogi State.

The kidnap kingpin whose name was not made public was killed on Saturday in a gun duel in Olamaboro Local Government of the state.

It was gathered that the deceased criminal was known for his numerous ventures of kidnapping and armed robbery in the Local Government.

The Chairman of Olamaboro Local Government Area, Hon. Adejoh Friday Nicodemus confirmed the killing while addressing journalists in Lokoja on Sunday.

He said a combined security operation in the Local Government also led to the arrest of another notorious criminal identified as Kizito Ocheme alias Igbo, known for terrorizing the Local government and Otukpa branch of Ogbadibo Local government of Benue State.

Nichodemus however, stated that
the efforts of Governor Yahaya Bello and the entire leadership of Kogi State Government to guarantee the safety of lives and properties of citizens was yielding good results as criminals now find Kogi as a no go area.

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