Reports reaching us say the wife and driver of former Edo Speaker, Late Zakawanu Garuba,have been kidnapped along the Lokoja-Abuja highway on their way to Auchi, Edo State for burial of the former Speaker when the incident occured.
Kogi Commissioner of Police (CP), Ayuba Ede, confirmed he was informed of the incident around Okene.
Ede told newsmen he had already despatched his men to the area.
“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 what exactly, so I cannot confirm what I don’t know. My men have gone their already,” said the CP.
Wife of the former Speaker, her mother and driver, were reportedly on their way to the hometown of the deceased when the incident occurred.
Their abductors however let go of the mother.