Information reaching CAPITAL POST indicated that the wife of the former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly has been kidnapped.
Mrs Zakawanu Garba was kidnapped along with her driver while on their way to Auchi, Edo State for the burial of the former Speaker along Lokoja – Okene road.
Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Ede, confirmed yhe incident on Saturday, but said his officers have been mobilised into action.
“Yes, I heard of a kidnap incident around Okene and, I have sent policemen to the area to ascertain the correct position of things. I do not know what exactly, so I cannot confirm what I don’t know. My men have gone there already,”
Wife of the former Speaker, her mother and driver, it was gathered, were on their way to hometown of the deceased when the incident occurred.
Their abductors were said to have let go of the mother.
Okene – Lokoja has been the hotspot for kidnappings in recent times. .
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