JUST IN: Late Edo Speaker’s Wife and Her Driver Kidnapped While Conveying the Corpse for Burial


The wife of the late Speaker of Edo state, Hassana Garuba and her driver have been reportedly kidnapped while taking the remains of her late husband, Zakawanu Garuba who died in the early hours of yesterday to Auchi in Etsako West local government area for burial according to Islamic rites.


According to Vanguard, she, her three children and the aged mother of late Garuba were driving behind the ambulance carrying her husband when they were accosted by the suspected kidnappers around Kabba junction near Okenne.


The kidnappers reportedly abandoned Garuba’s mother and his three children in the vehicle while they went away with his wife and the driver.


The development was confirmed by a family member confirmed who also said that they are yet to be contacted and the corps of Garuba is yet to arrive Auchi as at the time of filing this report.


He however added that arrangement is being made to bring the children and their grand mother home.


The Commissioner of Police in Edo state, Johnson Kokumo, when contacted said, “I have been informed of the unfortunate incident and we are working to ensure that the remaining persons get to Auchi safely while the Kogi State Police is working on the situation to ensure the woman is rescued”

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