16th May, 2022
By Thompson Yamput
Kogi Police Commissioner, Edward Egbuka, has ordered his officers and men to launch a manhunt for the kidnappers of Mrs Sefi Jimoh a middle-aged widow who was abducted in Lokoja, the state capital.
Egbuka gave the order on Sunday, through the Command’s image-maker, SP William Ovye-Aya, after receiving a distress call from the family members, who were worried over her abduction on Saturday morning.
The widow, Mrs Sefi Jimoh, was reportedly abducted just along the road while waiting for a commercial motorcycle, popularly called “Okada” to go home after a morning prayer session at Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church at Phase II in the Lokoja metropolis.
Jimoh, a mother of four children, works with the state government as an Environmental Officer and is the breadwinner of the family, having lost her husband some years ago.
More disturbing, the widow’s suspected kidnappers, on Sunday called the family and demanded N10 million ransom to secure her release.
But the CP, who expressed worry over the incident, also ordered for detailed investigation into the incident to rescue the widow safely and healthily from the cruel hands of her abductors.
“I hereby order for frantic effort to trace the kidnappers and secure her release as soon as possible.
“This effort is being done in conjunction with other security concerns such as hunters and vigilantes, among others, to see that she is released.
“Already, some detailed policemen had visited the residence of the victim to get more facts about the incident, to boost the success of our investigation.
“We said it over and over again that we (Police) will not tolerate criminals and criminality in Kogi and so will go for them headlong to flush them out of the state, ” the CP assured.