Gunmen Abduct Popular Monarch, Demand Huge Ransom. Gunmen have abducted a first-class traditional ruler in Kogi Stata (the Adogu of Eganyi) in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi State Alhaji Mohammed Adembe.
Gunmen have abducted a first-class traditional ruler in Kogi Stata (the Adogu of Eganyi) in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi State Alhaji Mohammed Adembe.
This incident happened on Tuesday evening along Okene-Adogo road.
The kidnapping of the Royal Father is the latest 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 resulted in gunshots that killed one Habeeb Anda and injured two others before the kidnappers escaped.
A source and indigene of Eganyi disclosed this to Channels Television via the phone that the royal father who was alone in his car left Okene town around 4pm.
On his way to the Eganyi community, he 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 to 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.