Unknown gunmen abduct Kwara traditional ruler, wife, driver


Unknown gunmen have abducted the traditional ruler of Owa-Onire in the Kwara South Senatorial District of Kwara State.

It was learnt that he was reportedly kidnapped along with his wife and driver.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the State police command, Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the development on Saturday.

Okasanmi disclosed that two suspects are now in police custody over the matter.

He disclosed that the wife of the monarch had been rescued, while efforts were ongoing to rescue the two remaining victims.

According to Okasanmi, the State Police Commissioner, Paul Odama, has dispatched teams of investigators along with the vigilante to the scene.

The spokesman said a detailed report would be made public as soon as investigation into the matter was concluded.

It is the first kidnap case since the new police commissioner assumed office last month.

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