Police Rescue Widow of Assassinated Kwara Monarch, 13 Suspects Apprehended

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Police Rescue Widow of Assassinated Kwara Monarch, 13 Suspects Apprehended

Police Rescue Widow of Assassinated Kwara Monarch, 13 Suspects Apprehended A joint operation, comprising the Police, military, Directorate of the

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Police Rescue Widow of Assassinated Kwara Monarch, 13 Suspects Apprehended

A joint operation, comprising the Police, military, Directorate of the State Security (DSS), and Vigilante/Hunters in Kwara state, has rescued the widow of the assassinated traditional ruler in the state and arrested 13 kidnap suspects.

In a statement early Tuesday morning by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state Command, Toun Ejire-Adeyemi said that the rescue of the wife of the late monarch and one other was successfully effected at about 10:30 pm on Monday.

“Kwara state police command wishes to update the good people of Kwara state on the case of the assassination of the Olukoro of Koro Kingdom, Late Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole, who was gruesomely murdered in his palace on February 1, 2024.

“In the course of investigation, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun, approved the deployment of a police chopper for aerial surveillance. This is to help comb the forest/boundary between Kwara and Ekiti states.

A joint operation comprising the Police, military, Directorate of the State Security (DSS), and Vigilante/Hunters who tirelessly combed the forest yielded positive results. This operation led to the successful rescue of the wife of the late monarch and one other at about 22:3 hours on 05/02/24.

“The rescued kidnap victims have been reunited with their families, hale and hearty.

“The operation also led to the arrest of 13 male suspects who are presently in custody.

“These suspects are undergoing vigorous interrogation to aid the arrest of members of the gang at large.

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