Kogi Speaker’s brother, wife, 2 others abducted

Posted by News Express | 7 November 2018 | 1,342 times

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• Kogi Speaker, Matthew Kolawole

A brother of the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, his wife and two others have been reportedly kidnapped along Kabba-Obajana road in Kogi State.

The people were said to be travelling on the road on Monday when they were abducted around Oshokoshoko area of the road.

The Speaker of the House of Assembly Mathew Kolawole, confirmed the incident while contributing to a motion of urgent public importance.

Speaking on the motion brought by the member representing Yagba west state constituency, Oluwatoyin Lawal, the speaker said the abducted were said to have dressed in army and police uniforms during the operation.

According to him, the kidnappers had already contacted the family to demand for a ransom. Kolawole expressed worries over the return of kidnapping to the state also drew the attention of the state government and security agencies to the crime.

The speaker, however, charged security agencies in the state to quickly swing into action and ensure that the victims are rescued from the kidnappers’ den.

He urged the state government to further equip the police and other security agencies with more high technology gadgets that would assist in reducing criminal activities in the state.

While moving the motion, Oluwatoyin raised the alarm over the sudden return of kidnapping in Kabba axis of the state.

The lawmaker also advocated reinforcement of the operations of security agencies in the area to further ensure security of lives along the highway.

Members in their contributions urged the security agencies, particularly the police to brace up in ensuring the security of lives and properties in the state.

The house also urged the commissioner of police to deploy more policeman to flash points areas in the state.

Attempts to confirm the report from the police were not successful as the mobile telephone lines of the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) were switched off.

Sourced from a Tribune report 

Source: News Express

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