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Police rescue kidnapped council director in Kogi


KOGI State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has secured the release of abducted Director of Local Government in Adavi Local Council  of the state, Alhaji Abdulazeez Ohere, from kidnappers after an intensive hunt for about seven days.

   Ohere was kidnapped in his house at Agassa in Okene local government area on February 13, 2015, at 11pm, when about a dozen hoodlums scaled the burglary-proofed fence of the DLG’s house.

   This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sola Collins Adebayo, and made available to The Guardian in Lokoja on Sunday.

   The statement indicated that the victim was rescued at about 7:30am on Saturday in Adavi area of the state, after relentless pressure mounted by the police in partnership with other security agencies.

   Other item recovered was the victim’s official white Hilux, which was abandoned by the kidnappers at their den when they realised that the police manhunt was getting too close for comfort.

   The Commissioner of Police in the state, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, who confirmed the incident, said the victim was hale and hearty and has been re-united with his family. “To the best of my knowledge, no ransom was paid,” he stated.

   He also warned every criminal element in the state that there would be no hiding place for them, adding that they should stay off the command or face the wrath of the law, as all efforts to deal with crimes and criminality has been put in place.

   The commissioner thanked members of the public for their support, even as he urged citizens to report all criminal elements living in their midst.

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