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Kwara State: Traumatized Widow of Slain Monarch Rescued by Police, 13 Suspects Apprehended

In a successful rescue operation orchestrated by the Kwara State Police Command, the wife of the late Olukoro of Koro kingdom, along with another victim, were freed from captivity in the thick forest bordering Ekiti and Kwara states. The operation, conducted with collaborative efforts from the Department of State Services (DSS), the military, police, and local hunters, culminated in the apprehension of 13 suspects allegedly involved in the heinous murder of the retired Army General turned monarch, Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole.

According to a statement released by DSP Ejire Adeyemi Adetoun, the spokesperson for the Kwara State Police Command, the rescued victims are reported to be in good health and have been reunited with their families. Meanwhile, the apprehended suspects are currently undergoing intensive interrogation to facilitate the arrest of other members associated with the criminal gang responsible for the monarch’s assassination.

The successful rescue mission was made possible through the deployment of a helicopter. This aerial support, utilized for surveillance over the forest area, aided in pinpointing the location of both the suspects and the victims, leading to their swift apprehension.

As the investigation progresses, Commissioner of Police, CP Victor Olaiya, psc+, maintains a steadfast commitment to ensuring that those responsible for the despicable act face justice. He urges the public to remain vigilant and reassures them of the law enforcement agencies’ dedication to maintaining security and tranquility within the state.

IMAGE: The Guardian

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