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Ondo monarch kidnap: IGP, DSS, must act fast – Lawmaker

Press Release

A member of the House of Representatives from Okitipupa /Irele Federal Constituency, Prince Mike Omogbehin has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to urgently step up the force machineries towards rescuing a foremost monarch, the Laragunsin of Ode-Iyasan community, Oba Abiodun Oyewunmi in Irele local government area of Ondo State kidnapped by some unknown gunmen at his palace early this week.

The lawmaker who condemned the abduction in its entirety, described the incident as strange in his Constituency and ungodly.

In a statement issued on Friday by his office, Hon Omogbehin said timely intervention of the police and the Department of State Security, DSS, would ensure that the monarch regained his freedom unhurt, noting that the abduction was creating state of uncertainty among the people of his constituency.

Although commended the efforts of the security operatives so far to rescue Oba Oyewunmi, Hon Omogbehin pleaded that involvement of all top stakeholders would complement the rescue operation.

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP legislator also challenged men of the Nigerian Navy to assist in the situation since it was gathered that the suspected kidnappers escaped through the waterway at Ode-Iyasan.

“This is strange in our land for a traditional ruler to be abducted in his palace, it is abomination, ungodly and attempt to desecrate the revered traditional institution in Yorubaland, I think all must rise against this singular callous and anti-people act”, Omogbehin lamented.

He said, “I believe in the ability of our Police Force and other security agencies to rescue our Royal father on time from the kidnapper’s den unhurt, I wish to appeal to the people of Iyasan and Irele council area to remain calm and join hands with the security agencies in the rescue operation”.

Signed:
Hon Mike Omogbehin,
Member, House of Reps,
Okitipupa/Irele Fed. Constituency,
Abuja.

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