Gunmen abduct Kwara monarch, wife, driver

Kwara State Police Command has confirmed abducted of traditional ruler with his wife and driver by gunmen at the weekend in Kwara State.

Ajayi Okasanmi, Kwara Police spokesperson, confirmed the incident to the newsmen on Sunday.

It was reported that incident happened around 4:45 pm in Owa-Onire, Ifelodun local government area.

The monarch AbdulRaman Fabiyi is the Onire of Owa-Onire.

Police spokesperson said: “The police command received information on October 1st, 2022 to the effect that the traditional ruler of Owa Onire a rusty town in Ifelodun local government area of Kwara State, his wife and driver were abducted by unknown armed men.

“Police tactical teams with vigilante and hunters were immediately dispatched to the area with an order to rescue the victims and arrest the perpetrators.

“The efforts of the teams led to the rescue of the abducted wife of the traditional ruler while two of the suspects involved in the kidnap by names Bello Abubakar (31)and Bawa Seketri (30) were arrested and helping the command in her investigation.

“Efforts to rescue the traditional ruler and his driver still ongoing while the rescued wife has been released to join her family.”

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