By Mosunmola Ayobami,Ilorin
Kwara state police command has disclosed that a joint operation comprising the Police, Military, D.S.S, Vigilante/Hunters who tirelessly combed the forest yielded positive results.
It was disclosed that the operation led to the successful rescue of the wife to the late monarch and one other at about 22:3Ohours of 05/02/24.
The Olukoro of Koro Kingdom,Late Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole, was gruesomely murdered in his palace on 1st February, 2024.
This was contained in a statement signed by the police Public Relations Officer DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun in Ilorin on Tuesday.
The statement added that the rescued kidnap victims have been re-united with their families, hale and hearty.
She disclosed that the operation also led to the arrest of 13 male suspects who are presently in custody.
According to her, the suspects are undergoing vigorous interrogation with a view towards aiding the arrest of members of the gang at large.
“Kwara state police command wishes to update the good people of kwara on the case of assassination of the Olukoro of Koro Kingdom. Late Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole, who was gruesomely murdered in his palace on 1st February, 2024”.
“In the course of investigation, the Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, approved the deployment of a police chopper for aerial surveillance. This is to help comb the forest/boundary between Kwara and EKITI state” the statement added.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP Victor Olaiya has enjoined the good people of kwara state to remain resolute, maintaining his stand that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full wrath of the law.
He further urged the public to be calm and security conscious as they go about their daily activities without fear or anxiety.