Tragedy In Kogi As Gunmen Kill Commissioner, Kidnap Council Chairman


From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja


Tragedy occurred in Kogi on Saturday as Commissioner for Pension Board, Solomon Adebayo was shot dead by abductors on his way from Ilorin, Kwara state to Egbe his country home.

The chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, Pius Kolawole who was in the same vehicle with the late commissioner has also been kidnapped.

However, the late Commissioner popularly called Akeweje was not lucky as he was shot died by the abductors right on the road.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Command said it has commenced search for the whereabout of the Yagba West Chairman.

Our Correspondent gathered that Late Solomon Akeweje was shot dead on Saturday evening by unknown gunmen in his vehicle at Eruku some few kilometers to Egbe while returning from Ilorin Kwara State.

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP Williams Aya who confirmed the incident in an interview with Our Correspondent in Lokoja on Sunday, said Kolawole was with Akeweje in the same car when they were attacked by gunmen at Eruku.

Aya said that Akeweje was hit by gunmen’s bullet and died in the process.

He added that his corpse had been deposited at ECWA hospital, Egbe while the whereabout of Kolawole remaimed unknown.

“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ede Ayuba, has deployed personnel to the area to search for and rescue the chairman from his abductors. The command is not resting on its oars to secure his release,” Aya assured.