Kogi Speaker’s Brother, 3 Others Kidnap in Kogi, as residence  calls for more vigilance by security agents  

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By Ameer Obansa, Lokoja
The brother of the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Prince Matthew Kolawole and  three others were allegedly kidnapped along the Obajana – Kabba road.
Investigations revealed that so no fewer than eitheen persons have so far been kidnapped on this road, with members of the public calling on the government and security agencies to deploy Intelligence to counter the criminals.
Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Prince Matthew Kolawole confirmed the kidnap of his brother, wife and two others on Kabba-Oshokoshoko road in the state.
Kolawole, who disclosed this during the house plenary sitting on Tuesday, said the yet to be identified hoodlums appeared in Army and Police uniforms and later demanded ransom.
The speaker, while drawing the attention of the state government and security agencies to the rampant kidnapping which has resurfaced in the state noted that the incident happened on Monday.
Kolawole, who brought this to a fore in a motion of urgent public importance which was read by Barrister Oluwatoyin Lawal (PDP Yagba West), called on security agencies to quickly swing into action in rescuing the victims from their abductors.
He urged the state government to further equip the police and other security agencies with sophisticatedtechnology gadgets that will help to scale down crimes and criminalities in Kogi State.
Members in their contributions said the security agencies especially the police should up its game in ensuring the security of lives and property  in the state.
The house also urged the commissioner of police to deploy more policemen to flashpoints in the state to make it difficult for the hoodlums to operate freely.
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