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Police  Rescue Abducted  Wife of Murdered Kwara Monarch, Arrest 13 Suspects 

The rescue operation was a joint effort by the DSS, the military,  vigilantes and hunters who combed the forests.

Operatives of the Kwara State police command have  reportedly rescued the abducted wife of the murdered  Olukoro of Koro, Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole in Ekiti local government area of the state, following last Thursday’s attack by kidnappers.

The police also said that, the little girl who  was also kidnapped during the attack has been rescued.

Already, a businessman and 12 other suspects have been arrested by the police.

Checks revealed that the rescue operation was achieved by the joint efforts of the operatives of DSS, the military,  vigilantes and hunters who combed the forests in the area and boundary areas of the town.

A statement issued in Ilorin on Tuesday  signed by the state police command Public Relations Officer(PPRO) DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi stated that, “We wish to update the good people of Kwara on the case of assassination  of the Olukoro of Koro Kingdom. Late Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole, who was gruesomely murdered in his palace on 1st February, 2024.

“In the course of investigation, the Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun  approved the deployment of a police chopper for aerial surveillance. 

“This is to help comb the forest/boundary between Kwara and Ekiti  states.”

The statement added, “A joint operation comprising the Police, Military, D.S.S, Vigilante/Hunters who tirelessly combed the forest yielded positive results.

 “This operation led to the successful rescue of the wife to the late monarch and one other at about 22:3Ohours of 05/02/24. 

“The rescued kidnap victims have been re-united with their families, hale and hearty.”

The statement further said that, “The operation also led to the arrest of 13 male suspects who are presently in custody.

“These suspects are undergoing vigorous interrogation with a view towards aiding the arrest of members of the gang at large”.

Meanwhile the state  commissioner of Police, Mr. Victor Olaiya  remains resolute, maintaining his stand that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full wrath of the law. 

He further urged the public to be calm and security conscious as they go about their daily activities without fear or anxiety. 

Hammed Shittu

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