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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Police Kill One Kidnapper, Rescue Corp Member, One Other

The two rescued victims

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - Operatives of Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday rescued a youth corp member identified as Okoroji Agnes attached to Federal Girls College Sagamu and one Tawa Sosanwo from the hands of kidnappers in the state. 

The victims narrated how they were kidnapped at various locations by the hoodlums who were taken to unknown destinations before police intercepted them on the road.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Wednesday in a press release made available to newsmen in Abeokuta. 

Oyeyemi said the victims were rescued during a hot chase of the kidnappers.

He explained that, the incident happened when the DPO Shagamu, SP Okiki Agunbiade was on routine patrol with his men and sighted a Sienna bus with registration number MUS 86 FN with some occupants whose suspicious look attracted the attention of the policemen which prompted them to stop the said car.

But instead of the driver to stop, he speed off towards Ijebu-Ode road consequent upon which the DPO ordered his men to chase them. 
One of the kidnappers shot dead

He noted that, having realized that they are being pursued, the men in the car started firing at the policemen while on the move and the policemen fired back. 

He added that, they later jumped down, abandoned the car and ran into the bush while the policemen chased them into the bush and shot one of them dead while others escaped with gunshot injuries.

He said during the hot chase, one of the suspected kidnappers was shot dead along Shagamu –Ijebu Ode road and rescued two of their victims.

Their operational car was recovered with the following items: One black toy gun, one gold wrist watch, One Samsung galaxy S7 phone, one cutlass, and one black wrist watch.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson who was full of praise for the gallantry display of his men has appealed to members of the public especially hospitals to inform the police if anybody with gunshots injury is seen in their area. 

Ebrimson also assured the members of the public that the fleeing members of the gang will be hunted for and arrested within the shortest possible time.

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