A first-class traditional ruler in Kogi State, the Adogu of Eganyi in Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Alhaji Mohammed Adembe, has been kidnapped.
He was kidnapped last Tuesday evening by yet to be identified abductors along Okene – Adogo road.
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The kidnapping of the royal father is coming barely three days after the kidnap of Pharmacist AbdulAzeez Obajimoh, the Managing Director of AZECO Pharmaceutical company at Ozuwaya in Okene, Kogi Central Senatorial District.
The abduction of the Pharmacist in the broad daylight was resisted by the youth of the community in which one Habeeb Anda paid the supreme price while two others were injured by the kidnappers.
A source, who spoke to journalists on phone, said the royal father was alone in his car on his way to Eganyi community from Okene around 4 pm but was abducted between Ebiya and Eganyi by the gunmen.
According to him, the kidnappers established contact around 1 pm on Wednesday and demanded a ransom of N30 million.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kogi State Police Command, Mr William Ayah, who confirmed the incident, said the police command had deployed a 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 from the clutches of his kidnappers.