Police Abort Monarch Wife's Abduction Plans, Kill KidnapperOne kidnapper was killed on Sunday, January 15, afternoon as men of the Ondo state police command foiled an attempt to abduct a monarch’s wife in the state.
Mrs Grace Faduyile, wife of the traditional ruler of Ikoya in the Okitipupa area of Ondo state was abducted by a kidnap gang but managed to alert the police.
Ondo state police spokesman, Femi Joseph, told newsmen that officers from the command immediately swung into action on receiving the information about the abduction of the monarch’s wife.
The Vanguard reports that the police detachment was assisted by local hunters.
“The hoodlums later abandoned the victims and ran into the bush. But the combined team went after them and there was an exchange of fire which led to the death of one of them. The others escaped with bullet injuries,” Joseph said.
The police spokesman added that the victim was rescued unhurt, while the policemen and the hunters were still searching for the fleeing members of the kidnap gang.
Reacting to the report of the failed abduction of the monarch’s wife, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Irele/Okitipupa Federal Constituency, Mr Mike Omogbehin, described the kidnap attempt as an affront on the traditional institution in Ondo State.
It will be recalled that policemen in Delta state recently foiled a kidnap attempt in similar fashion, rescuing a pregnant mother and her child.