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Kwara: Police launch operation to rescue kidnapped monarch’s family members

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The Kwara State Police Command has deployed “a heavy detachment of personnel of Anti-Kidnapping and other Tactical Units of the Command to immediately rescue the family members of HRH Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle who were kidnapped on Thursday night.

This was contained in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi. Okasanmi said the Commissioner of Police CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ has ordered a manhunt to trail and apprehend the fleeing suspects.

The CP said that the command alongside local hunters and vigilantes has commenced a search and rescue operation.

The statement reads: “The Kwara State Police Command wishes to inform the members of the public of a reported case of kidnap received from HRM Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle in Ekiti Local government area of Kwara State, that on 14 October, 2021 at about 6:30pm, while in transit from Osi to Obbo Ayegunle, his Driver by name Kunle ‘m’, his Security named Lawrence Abiodun, his maid named Bukunmi Akanbi ‘f’ and his twin baby girls Taiwo and Kehinde aged 6yrs were kidnapped by unknown number of armed men while his vehicle Siena with Reg. Plate no. bearing Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle which was conveying the victims was abandoned on the road.

“On receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ dispatched the Anti Kidnapping and other Tactical Units of the Command alongside local hunters and vigilantes to immediately commence a search and rescue operation in the area for possible arrest of the abductors and safe rescue of the victims.

“The commissioner of police wishes to advise members of the public with useful information that can aid the quick rescue of the victims to make such information available to the command.

“While assuring the good people of Kwara State of their safety and security at all times, the CP advises members of the public to be conscious of happenings around them, avoid movements in isolated and lonely routes at odd hours of the day.

“He reiterates the commitment of the command to a security of lives and safety of citizens and residents of Kwara State.

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