The abducted wife of the slain King of Koro Ekiti, Kwara State has been rescued by a combined team of security agents.
She was rescued along with a little girl believed to also have been kidnapped .
Reports reaching Vita News said 13 suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the incident.
One of the arrested suspects was the person who wanted to receive the ransom for the kidnappers.
Meanwhile, DSP EJIRE-ADEYEMI TOUN, Spokesman for Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the rescue of the wife of the slain traditional ruler of Koro Ekiti, Oba Segun Aremu-Cole.
Police in a statement in Ilorin on Tuesday said the woman and one other person were rescued at about 10:30 pm of Monday, February 5 from the forest between Ekiti State and Kwara State.
The police said the rescued victims have since been reunited
with their families, hale and hearty.
In the statement, Ejire – Adeyemi said : “Kwara State police command wishes to update the good people of kwara on the case of assassination of the Olukoro of Koro Kingdom. Late Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole, who was gruesomely murdered in his palace on 1st February, 2024.
“In the course of investigation, the Inspector General of Police IGP KAYODE ADEOLU EGBETOKUN, Ph.D, NPM approved the deployment of a police chopper for aerial surveillance.
“This is to help comb the forest/boundary between Kwara and EKITI States.
“A joint operation, comprising the Police, Military, D.S.S, Vigilante/Hunters who tirelessly combed the forest yielded positive results.
“This operation led to the successful rescue of the wife to the late monarch and one other at about 22:3O hours of 05/02/24.
” The rescued kidnap victims have been re-united with their families, hale and hearty.
“The operation also led to the arrest of 13 male suspects who are presently in custody.
“These suspects are undergoing vigorous interrogation with a view towards aiding the arrest of members of the gang at large.” (vitalnewsngr.com)