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Police Discover Corpse Of Rivers State Monarch Abducted Two Years Ago

October 26, 2021

The remains were exhumed by officers attached to the Bori Police Division.

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have exhumed the corpse of Chief Robert Loolo, the paramount Ruler of Luuwa Community in the Khana local government area of the state who has been abducted for two years.

The traditional ruler Loolo was kidnapped from his palace in June 2019 by some gunmen.


The remains were exhumed by officers attached to the Bori Police Division.

According to the Divisional Police Officer, the discovery was due to diligent investigation and random search in the forests and creeks for the kidnapped monarch for more than years.

Angbashim said, “We were able to discover this due to diligent investigation. It is painful that people can be so wicked to perpetrate such evil on a fellow human being, much more a traditional ruler.

“You kidnapped a traditional ruler, took him to the forest in the creeks where you knew that no help could come to him and he might not be found.”

The children of the late Chief Robert Loolo said they were traumatised about the way their late father was abducted, got missing and later murdered.

The eldest son, Dr Douglas Loolo, said, “We are traumatised as the kidnappers went to his palace at a time some youths had a crisis over who became president of their youth body. We pleaded with the youths to release him to us, to the extent that we paid random twice.

“We later involved the police and security agencies. After some months, a native doctor was arrested who confessed the man had been killed but he did not know where his body was buried.”

It was learnt that two of the arrested alleged abductors who confessed to the crime led security operatives to the grave, located across a river in the community.

The discovery and exhumation of the body of the late traditional ruler has reportedly caused a stir and mourning in the community.