Kwara Gov. Condemns Killing of Monarch, Abduction of wife, two others

Joseph Emeribe 2024-02-01 0

Police assures of swift action against assailants

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has condemned the killing of Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti Local Government HRH retd General Segun Aremu.

The monarch was reportedly shot dead in his palace on Thursday night by some unknown gunmen, who also whisked away his wife and two others.

According to a statement released to DiamondFM by the Chief Press Secretary to governor AbdulRahman, Mal. Rafiu Ajakaye, on Thursday, the 1st of February, the Governor condemned the development, which he said was reckless, shocking, and abominable.

He charged the security agencies not to spare any resources to track down the perpetrators, free the spouse and others taken away, and bring them to book.

“We will certainly get the perpetrators and ensure that this is their last crime against humanity,” the Governor said, adding: “My profound condolences go to the people of Koro. Our hearts are broken, and we stand by them at this time and always.”

Meanwhile, the Kwara State Police Command, under the leadership of The Commissioner of Police CP Victor OLAIYA, while expressing his heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and the entire community affected by this heinous act, says immediate and intensive investigations are underway to apprehend the criminals behind the dastardly act.

“It is with deep sorrow that I confirm the unfortunate incident that unfolded today in Koro, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. Gunmen invaded the palace of the Onikoro, Oba Aremu Olusegun Cole resulting in the tragic loss of his life and the abduction of his wife and one other;” says CP OLAIYA.

According to a press statement released earlier today by the Spokesperson of Kwara State Police Command-DSP EJIRE-ADEYEMI TOUN, security measures in the koro Community have been intensified with tactical teams mobilized to beef up security to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.

The CP also urged the public to remain calm, vigilant, and cooperative as intensive efforts are on to unravel, arrest and charge the culprits to court.