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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 17 May 2022


Gunmen abduct Kogi widow, demand N10m ransom

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The Kogi State Police Command has commenced investigation into the abduction of a widow, Mrs Sefi Jimoh.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Jimoh, a mother of four children, worked with the state government as an environmental officer.

She reportedly lost her husband some years ago. The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya, in a statement, said she was kidnapped on Saturday May 14 on her way home from an evening service in the Zone 8 area of Lokoja.

The statement said, “The Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, has ordered officers and men to launch a manhunt for the kidnappers of Mrs Sefi Jimoh, a middle-aged widow who was abducted in Lokoja, the state capital on Saturday.”

Aya, while quoting the state police commissioner, said a detailed investigation was ongoing into the incident.

“This is being done in conjunction with other security agents, including hunters and vigilantes, among others, to see that she is released.

“Already, some detailed policemen had visited the residence of the victim to get more facts about the incident to boost the success of our investigation,” the statement added.

PUNCH correspondent, however, gathered that the kidnappers, on Sunday May 15, called the family and demanded N10m as ransom.

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