Kwara Oba’s Murder: Police Provides Details as Olori Regains Freedom

Police authorities have confirmed the release of the wife of the slain monarch, the Onikoro of Koro, Kwara State, General Segun Aremu (rtd).

Olori Aremu was released on Tuesday following Police intensified investigation and surveillance, leading to the arrest of 13 suspects.

Irohinoodua could not confirm whether ransom was paid, but the possibility is high that money engaged hands before the Olori was released.

Kwara State Police Command has announced the release of the wife of Onikoro on Tuesday

A statement signed by its spokesman, Ejire Adeyemi Adetoun, made available to Irohinoodua, said after a joint operation by the Military, Police, DSS and Local hunters, she was rescued.

The Police said they wished to update the good people of Kwara on the case of assassination of the Olukoro of Koro Kingdom, 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 Ph.D, NPM, approved the deployment of a police chopper for aerial surveillance. This is to help comb the forest/boundary between Kwara and EKITI state.

“A joint operation comprising the Police, Military, D.S.S, 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 22:3O hours of 05/02/24.

“The police said the rescued kidnap victims have been re-united with their families, hale and hearty and that the operation also led to the arrest of 13 male suspects who are presently in custody.

“These suspects are undergoing vigorous interrogation with a view towards aiding the arrest of members of the gang at large.

“Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP Victor Olaiya, psc(+) remains resolute, maintaining his stand that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full wrath of the law.”

The Kwara Police did not make mention of Pa Olowofewa which an online report (not Irohinoodua) linked to the kidnap indicating that the police was yet to state the reasons why Olowofela was arrested.