Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta
The Ogun state police command over the weekend arrested a suspected kidnapper and rescued seven victims of the saga in Ogun State
This was disclosed in a statement issued to journalists in Abeokuta by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
”One of the suspects who is strongly believed to have taken part in the kidnap saga was arrested on the 27th of July 2019 and he is assisting the police in our investigation we have also rescued seven victims and they have been re-united with thier families”
”Followed a report received on 23rd July 2019 about the kidnap of 3 staffs of Lafia Hospital Apata Ibadan, the Ogun State Police Command deployed high power security operatives to the scene of the incident with clear mandate to rescue the victims unhurt as well as bring the perpetrators to book”
”The team led by deputy commissioner of police in-charge of operations embarked on technical and forensic investigation as a result of which the kidnappers’ hideout was geo-located within Fidiwo/Onigari forest along Lagos-Ibadan express way”
”In order to compliment the efforts of the Command, the Inspector General of police graciously sent a police helicopter with which the area viewed was properly surveyed”
”Having located the hoodlums’ hideout, the place was smoked through the chopper, which left the hoodlums with no other alternatives than to hurriedly pushed out their victims from captivity. It was there and then we discovered that apart from three persons abducted on the 23rd of July, another four persons were abducted on the 24th but not reported”
”In all, seven victims were successfully rescued on the 27th of July 2019, and they have all been re-united with their families”
”To further rid the area of criminal activities, a comprehensive intelligence based raid was carried out in all the surrounding forests as well as the vulnerable points in the area where about 40 suspects were arrested with all sort of illicit drugs. They are all been investigated and whoever is culpable amongst them will be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction”
He therefore said that the command will not rest in his oars in order to ensure that crime and criminality become things of the past in the Gateway State.