POLICEMEN attached to the Ogun State Command rescued a member of the National Youth Service Corps, Agnes Okoroji, who is attached to the Federal Girls College, Sagamu, and one Tawa Sosanwo from kidnappers’ den.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement issued on Wednesday disclosed that the victims were abducted by the kidnappers at various locations and were being taken to an unknown destination before police intercepted them on the road.
According to the PPRO, suspected kidnappers were intercepted along Shagamu-Ijebu Ode road and in the process, one of the kidnappers was killed, while two others ran into the bush and the victims rescued.
“The killing took place when the DPO Shagamu, SP Okiki Agunbiade, was on routine patrol with his men and sighted a Sienna bus with number plates: MUS 86 FN with some occupants whose suspicious look attracted the attention of the policemen which prompted them to stop the said car.
“Rather than the driver to stop, he sped off towards Ijebu-Ode road consequent upon which the DPO ordered his men to chase them.
“When the kidnappers realized that they were being pursued, the men in the car started firing at the policemen while on the move and the policemen fired back.
“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.
“Rescued from the abandoned car is a National Youth Corp member, identified as Okoroji Agnes attached to Federal Girls’ College, Sagamu and one Tawa Sosanwo.
“The two victims narrated how they were kidnapped at various locations by the hoodlums who were taking them to unknown destinations before police intercepted them on the road.
“Their operational car was recovered with the following items: One black toy gun, one gold wristwatch, One Samsung Galaxy S7 phone, one cutlass, and one black wristwatch”.
Oyeyemi, said the Commissioner of Police has appealed to members of the public, especially hospitals, to inform the police if anyone was seen with gunshot injuries in their areas, adding, “The CP also assured members of the public that the fleeing members of the gang will be hunted and arrested within the shortest possible time.”