…Car abandoned on the road.
By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin
The six year old twin children of Owalobo of Obbo Aiyegunle in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, His Royal Majesty, Oba Samuel Adelodun have been kidnapped.
Also kidnapped were the traditional ruler’s personal security man and maid.
The children were kidnapped while on a transit between the monarch’s domain and Osi Ekiti in the same Local Government.
Confirming the development, the police through the spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, said police received a reported case of kidnap from Oba Adelodun that on 14/10/2021 at about 6.30 p.m. between the two neighbouring communities.
The driver’s name according to the police was simply Kunle; his security aide was Lawrence Abiodun, his maid, Bukunmi Akanbi and his twin baby girls Taiwo and Kehinde aged six years.
They were allegedly kidnapped by “unknown number of armed men while his vehicle Toyota Siena bus with registration number ‘Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle’ conveying the victims was abandoned on the road.
Okasanmi said the command had on receipt of the information, dispatched detachment of Anti-Kidnapping and other Tactical Units alongside local hunters and vigilantes to immediately commence search and rescue operations in the area for possible arrest of the abductors and safe rescue of the victims.
The police spokesman said the Commissioner of Police Tuesday Assayomo advised members of the public with useful information that could aid quick rescue of the victims to make such information available to the command.
The Commissioner is said to have assured the people of Kwara State of their safety and security at all times but at the same time advised members of the public to be conscious of happenings around them, avoid movements in isolated and lonely routes at odd hours of the day.
“He reiterated commitment of the command to a security of lives and safety of citizens and residents of Kwara State,” the PPRO added.
Pix: HRH Owalobo of Obbo Aiyegunle Ekiti