By Ese Awhotu with agency report
The Kogi State Police Command yesterday confirmed the kidnap of the Obaro of Jakura, Usman Ajibola, alongside his driver and the killing of his son.
Police said the son, Rufai Ajibola was travelling with the monarch when he was killed.
Ajibola is the traditional ruler of Jakura town in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The spokesperson of the Kogi State Police Command, Mr. William Ayah, who confirmed the incident, said that the monarch and his son were returning from Oworo town when the kidnappers attacked them within Imo and Igbonla communities, about 15 kilometers to Jakura town.
The police spokesman said the attackers were numbering about five.
He said the abductors whisked the chief as well as his driver, but killed Rufai as he struggled to rescue his father.
The police said that the case was being investigated.
Meanwhile, late Rufai’s body has been deposited in a mortuary in Lokoja.