First-Class King Kidnapped in Kogi, Abductors demand 30 Million

A first-class traditional ruler in Kogi State and Adogu of Eganyi in Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Mohammed Adembe, was on Tuesday evening kidnapped by unidentified abductors along Okene-Adogo road.

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

Obajimoh’s abduction was attended by 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 that 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 the source, the kidnappers called the family of the monarch at about 1PM on Wednesday and demanded for a ransom of N30m for them to free him.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relation Officer , Kogi State Police Command, Mr. William Ayah, said the monarch was kidnapped and that 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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