Monarch Kidnapped at Gunpoint: Isah Achuja, the Ohi of Ajaokuta in Kogi state
Some suspected kidnappers on Saturday, December 31, 2016 abducted Alhaji Isah Achuja, a monarch who is Ohi of Ajaokuta in Kogi state.
He was kidnapped at gunpoint to unknown destination, a reliable family source told journalists in Lokoja, the capital of the North Central state.
The source said that the traditional ruler was on his way home from Lokoja on Saturday when armed hoodlums abducted him.
The family member who craved anonymity said that the Ohi’s vehicle was intercepted on Lokoja-Ajaokuta road by the gunmen who forcefully abducted him at gunpoint.
He said that an aide to the traditional ruler and his driver narrowly escaped being hit by the assailant’s bullets during the incident.
It was further gathered that the abductors have contacted the family and demanded N20 million ransom.
When contacted, the Police spokesman, Kogi State Command, ASP Williams Aya, said the incident was yet to be reported to the command.
He, however, assured that the police would swerve into action to rescue the monarch once the details of the abduction were made known to the police.
Kidnapping has been on the increase in the northern and southwestern regions of the country. Monarchs in Lagos have been kidnapped and ransom paid for their release.
A few weeks ago, a senior executive in Dangote Group was kidnapped and murdered by a gang of professional kidnappers.