The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday shot dead a member of kidnapping syndicate, and rescued two of the gang”s victims along Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known adding that, the incident happened when the Divisional Police Officer Shagamu, Okiki Agunbiade was on routine patrol with his men.
The police spokesman added that the patrol team on sighting a Sienna bus with registration number MUS 86 FN with some occupants whose suspicious look attracted the attention of the policemen 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”, Oyeyemi said
Penpushing further reports that, he said 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, while the gang 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.
The Command image maker, said rescued from the abandoned car include a youth corp member identified as Okoroji Agnes attached to Federal Girls College Sagamu and one Tawa Sosanwo, adding that the two 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.
Penpushing also reports that, Oyeyemi said the gang 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.
The Commissioner of Police, 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.
Penpushing reports that, 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