The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the release of Olori Iyabo Aremu, wife of the Olukoro of Koro-Ekiti, late Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole and her adopted maid identified as Feranmi, who were abducted after the murder of the monarch by some gunmen last Thursday.
The release of the monarch’s wife was confirmed in a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer , Ejire-Adeyemi Adetoun, on Tuesday.
The statement also said that 13 suspects were arrested by the police in the course of the rescue operation.
The statement read, “In the course of an investigation, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, approved the deployment of a police chopper for aerial surveillance. This was to help comb the forest/boundary between Kwara and Ekiti states.
“A joint operation comprising the police, military, DSS, and vigilante/hunters who tirelessly combed the forest yielded positive results. This operation led to the successful rescue of the wife to the late monarch and one other at about 22:30hours of Monday.”
The police added that the rescued kidnap victims have been reunited with their families, hale and hearty, adding that “these suspects are undergoing vigorous interrogation to aid the arrest of members of the gang at large.
The state Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya, urged the public to be calm and security conscious as they go about their daily activities without fear or anxiety.