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Kogi: Abducted Monarch Regains Freedom

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A first-class tradition ruler in Kogi State, Alhaji Usman Sani, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen last week has regained his freedom.

Recall that the acting Ejeh of Akpa who also the Director of Local Government in Ankpa was abducted on Friday, 18th December 2020, at about 5:30 am while entering a Mosque in Ankpa.

The kidnappers, however, released the monarch on Sunday.

The development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Kogi State command, DSP William Ovye Aya, on Monday.

Aya noted that the Commissioner of Police, Edeh Ayuba Edeh, directed police officers to the scene of the incident to ensure the release of the traditional ruler.

He also debunked the reports that the monarch was released after the families gave ransom to the kidnappers. He claimed the monarch was released unhurt and had since reunited with his family.

“I am not aware of any ransom paid to the kidnappers. The kidnappers were under pressure after our officers were drafted to the scene of the incident and other strategic areas that could lead to their waterloo. With this, they had no option than to release him immediately. We are making frantic efforts to arrest those criminals behind this act. Kogi can never be a safe haven for criminals” he stated.

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