Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kogi state speaker's children kidnapped

Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal

Two of the children of the Kogi State House of Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal were kidnapped this morning around 4am from the Speaker's residence at Okengwe in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi state.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Austin Akubo, The children aged 7 and 3 were kidnapped by three kidnappers who gained entrance into the house through a broken fence.

"The abductors demanded for the children: Ogirima, 7, and Hafeez, 3, and also made away with other valuables. They took television set, generator, Toyota Yaris saloon car belonging to the wife of the speaker and N20,000. The incident was promptly reported to the police and other security agencies in the state," he said.

The Kogi state's Police Public Relations Officer Emeka Emeh confirmed the incident and said the police is working very hard to find the kidnappers and free the children. The kidnappers as at press time had not contacted the family.

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