Gunmen Abduct First-Class Kogi Monarch, Demand N30m Ransom

July 14, 2021
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Mohammed Adembe, a first-class traditional ruler in Kogi State and Adogu of Eganyi in Ajaokuta Local Government Area, was kidnapped by mysterious abductors along the Okene-Adogo route on Tuesday evening.

The kidnapping, which was one of many in recent months, happened just three days after the kidnapping of AbdulAzeez Obajimoh, the Managing Director of AZECO Pharmaceutical Company, in Ozuwaya in the state’s Okene district.

Obajimoh’s abduction was attended by gunshots that killed one Habeeb Anda and injured two others before the kidnappers escaped.

An indegene of Eganyi who spoke to journalists on phone said that the royal father, who was alone in his car, left Okene town around 4pm on his way to Eganyi community, but was abducted between Ebiya and Eganyi by hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relation Officer , Kogi State Police Command, Mr. William Ayah, said the monarch was kidnapped and that the police command has deployed 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.

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