Police Confirm Release Of Kidnapped Kwara Queen, Arrest of 13 Suspects

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The Nigerian Police Force, Kwara State Command has confirmed the release of the kidnapped Wife of the Olukoro of Koro Kingdom. Late Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole, who was gruesomely murdered in his palace on 1st February 2024 by the abductors of the queen.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, confirmed that the queen and one other were released in the late hours on Monday.

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

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“In the course of investigation, the Inspector General of Police IGP KAYODE ADEOLU EGBETOKUN, Ph.D, NPM approved the deployment of a police chopper for aerial surveillance. This is to help comb the forest/boundary between Kwara and EKITI state.

“A joint operation comprising the Police, Military, D.S.S, Vigilante/Hunters who tirelessly combed the forest yielded positive results.

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“This operation led to the successful rescue of the wife to the late monarch and one other at about 22:3Ohours of 05/02/24. The rescued kidnap victims have been re-united 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 with a view towards aiding the arrest of members of the gang at large.

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“Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP VICTOR OLAIYA psc(+) remains resolute, maintaining his stand that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full wrath of the law. He further urges the public to be calm and security conscious as they go about their daily activities without fear or anxiety.” the statement stated.

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