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Kogi Speaker’s children kidnapped
16.Apr.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Ayodele Adesanmi - Lokoja

AN unspecified number of suspected gunmen invaded the country home of the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Momoh Jimoh Lawal, in Okengwe on Tuesday morning and kidnapped his two sons.

Alhaji Lawal, who normally spends his weekend at his village, had left home on Monday morning for Lokoja the state capital, leaving behind his wife, Hajiya Safiya Lawal, and the children at home.

The suspected gunmen came calling at the early morning hours of Tuesday precisely 4.00 a.m. demanding for money after gaining entrance, but Hajiya Lawal could only afford twenty thousand naira

However, the gunmen were not satisfied with that as they went away with a generator, a Toyota  saloon car, jewelries and the two children, Azeez and Ogirima, aged three and seven respectively.

The gunmen, it was learnt ,gained entrance into the house after firing several gunshots on the main door.

The gunmen asked for the  Speaker’s telephone number which would allow them demand for ransom as a guarantee for the release for the children.

The  incident has, however, been reported to the  police for investigation as the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Emeh Emeka  confirmed the incident.

Emeka disclosed  that investigation was on, vowing that the police would bring the perpetrators to book.

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