Matthew Kolawole, the brother of the Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, his spouse and two others have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
According to Punch Metro, they have been allegedly kidnapped on Monday on Oshokoshoko-Kabba Road by unidentified hoodlums who appeared in Army and Police uniforms.
This was made recognized on the ground of the state Assembly on Tuesday following the adoption of a movement of pressing public significance moved by the Speaker, Matthew Kolawole.
He, nonetheless, didn’t reveal particulars of the kidnap or if contacts had been established with the household.
Consequently, the House referred to as on the state authorities to intervene and arrest resurgence of high-level kidnapping and armed theft on Lokoja-Obajana, Oshokoshoko-Kabba and different roads within the state.
The House additionally urged the state authorities to additional assist equip the Police with extra high-tech communication and safety devices to boost crime detection and prevention within the state.
The movement, which was introduced by Oluwatoyin Lawal (PDP-Yagba West) on behalf of the Speaker, drew the eye of the state authorities to the resurgence of legal actions within the state.
The movement urged safety companies, particularly the Police, to up their sport in making certain safety of lives and property within the state; including that extra safety personnel be deployed to flash factors.
Seconding the movement, Musa Jimoh Omiata (APC-Yagba East), mentioned someday in the past, armed theft and kidnapping was rampant within the state; noting that the intervention of the state authorities, equipping the Police and different safety companies, introduced relative peace to the state.
Omiata, nonetheless, regretted the resurgence of legal actions within the state within the final two months, saying that Egbe-Isanlu and Obajana-Kabba roads had grow to be robbers’ den once more.
Also supporting the movement, Edoko Moses-Ododo recounted how, final week, at Ojodu on Itobe-Anyigba Road in Ofu Local Government Area, armed robbers robbed and kidnapped motorists in broad day gentle.
Hassan Abdullahi, Deputy Speaker (APC-Dekina II) urged safety companies to get up to their duty of securing lives and property and urged that relatively than consider main roads, the safety brokers be deployed to lonely roads.