6 Year-Old Twins, 3 Other Personal Staff Of Traditional Ruler Kidnapped In Kwara
Those kidnapped include, the monarch’s driver by name Kunle, his police security detail, Lawrence Abiodun, his maid Bukunmi Akanbi’ and his twin baby girls Taiwo and Kehinde aged six years.
Already, the members of the ancient town, traditionalists and vigilantes among others have swung into action in order to recover the victims from the grip of their abductors. The incident according to THISDAY checks happened on Thursday night while they were in transit through Osi and Ayegunle communities and they were waylaid inside the palace Sienna Bus.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Tuesday Assayomo, was said to have dispatched the Anti Kidnapping and other Tactical Units of the Command alongside local hunters and vigilantes to rescue the victims unhurt and arrest the kidnappers.
The spokesman of the state Police Command, Mr. Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the incident, in a statement made available to journalists yesterday in Ilorin, saying the monarch made an official report of the incident to the police.
The statement read, “The Kwara State Police Command wishes to inform the members of the public of a reported case of kidnap received from HRM Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State.
“That on 14/10/2021 at about 1830hrs, while in transit from Osi to Obbo Ayegunle, his Driver by name Kunle ‘m’, his Security named Lawrence Abiodun, his maid named Bukunmi Akanbi ‘f’ and his twin baby girls Taiwo and Kehinde aged 6 years were kidnapped by unknown number of armed men while his vehicle Siena with Reg. Plate no. bearing Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle which was conveying the victims was abandoned on the road.
“On receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ dispatched the Anti Kidnapping and other Tactical Units of the Command alongside local hunters and vigilantes to immediately commence a search and rescue operation in the area for possible arrest of the abductors and safe rescue of the victims.
“The commissioner of police wishes to advise members of the public with useful information that can aid the quick rescue of the victims to make such information available to the command.
“While assuring the good people of Kwara State of their safety and security at all times, the CP advises 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 therefore reiterated commitment of the command to protect lives and safety of citizens and residents of the state.