Crime

Police Kill Kidnapper, Rescue Youth Corps Member

Operatives of Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command have rescued a youth corps member identified as Okoroji Agnes attached to Federal Girls College Sagamu and one Tawa Sosanwo from suspected kidnappers along Shagamu–Ijebu Ode road.

The state’s Police Public Relations officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement in Abeokuta that one of the suspected kidnappers was shot dead.

Mr Oyeyemi pointed out the two rescued victims claimed that they were kidnapped at various locations by the hoodlums, who took them to unknown destinations before police intercepted them on the road.

The spokesman of the state police command explained that the suspected kidnappers were intercepted along Shagamu–Ijebu Ode road by the patrol team led by the Divisional Police Officer, Shagamu, Okiki Agunbiade.

Mr Oyeyemi said suspected kidnappers engaged the police in gun battle where one of the kidnappers was shot dead while others escaped with gunshot injuries.

Items recovered, according to the police included an operational car, one black toy gun, one gold wrist watch, phone, one cutlass, and one black wrist watch.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson assured the members of the public that the fleeing members of the gang would be hunted and arrested within the shortest possible time

Olusegun Folarin

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