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Kidnapped Kogi monarch freed after three days

By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja
22 December 2020   |   4:11 am
The Acting Ejeh of Ankpa, Kogi State, Alhaji Usman Sani, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Friday, has regained his freedom.

The Acting Ejeh of Ankpa, Kogi State, Alhaji Usman Sani, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Friday, has regained his freedom.

Sani, a first class traditional ruler in Kogi was kidnapped on December 18, 2020, about 5.30am, while entering a Mosque in Ankpa.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kogi, DSP William Aya, confirmed the release of the monarch in a telephone interview with our correspondent yesterday.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Edeh Ayuba Edeh, debunked reports that the monarch was released after ransom payment.

According to him, the monarch was released unhurt, and has reunited with his family.

The PPRO added that the police is working to free former chairman of Olamaboro Council, Isaac Ekpa.