Confirms Kidnap of His Brother, 3 Others
Bayo Oyewale ,Lokoja
Worried by the spate of criminalities and incidence of Kidnapping in Kogi State, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Prince Matthew Kolawole has urged the the security agencies in the State to rise up to their constitution responsibilities in view of the recent Kidnapping saga between the Obajana and Kabba road .
Kolawole who made this call while speaking during the House plenary session , confirmed the kidnap of his brother, wife and two others on Kabba-Oshokoshoko road in the state.
The Speaker explained that the yet-to-be-identified hoodlums appeared in Army and Police uniforms and later demanded ransom.
While drawing the attention of the state government and security agencies to the rampant kidnapping which has resurfaced in the state noted that the incident happened on Monday.
Kolawole, who brought this to a fore in a motion of urgent public importance which was read by Barrister Oluwatoyin Lawal (PDP Yagba West), called on security agencies to quickly swing into action in rescuing the victims from their abductors.
He therefore called on the state government to further equip the police and other security agencies with more high technology gadgets that will help towards stemming down crimes and criminalities in Kogi State.
Various contributors on the floor of Kogi state House of Assembly said the security agencies especially the police should up its game in ensuring the security of lives and properties in the state.
The house also urged the commissioner of police to deploy more policemen to flashpoints areas in the state.
Speaking on the issue, the State Security Adviser Honourable Jerry Omodara stated that it always good to separate issues from politics adding that contrary to what the read on social media that 18 people have been kidnapped, saying only two were abducted by the hoodlums.
Omodara pointed out that the Government and Security agencies have been able to rescue the two victims, stressing that the state government was not folding its arms on the on the resurgence of the kidnapping in the state .