Traditional Ruler Abducted, Lady Killed in Kogi


By Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja

The paramount ruler of Ajaokuta (Ohi of Ajaokuta) in Ajaokuta local government council of Kogi State, Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja, has been kidnapped just as a 20-year-old lady was kidnapped and killed by her abductors. 

THISDAY yesterday gathered that the traditional ruler was on his way home from Lokoja at the weekend when he was abducted along the Lokoja-Ajaokuta  road by gunmen.

Sources close to the traditional ruler said that the abductors have contacted the family and are demanding a ransom of N20 million.

The sources further told THISDAY that the Ohi’s driver and one of his aides who were traveling alongside with him escaped by the whiskers during the incident.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Kogi Police Command, Mr. Williams Aya, said the incident was yet to be reported to the command.

He assured that the police will spring into action to ensure rescue of the abducted traditional ruler once the command is abreast with the details of 

the incident.

In another development,  a 20 years old girl name withheld was kidnapped and later killed by some unknown killer.

THISDAY gathered yesterday  from a source at A division Police office that the lady was kidnapped in Okene some weeks ago but later found dead last Saturday. 

The source further confirmed to THISDAY that some people have been arrested in connection with the killing.