Police rescues kidnapped journalist
The Ogun State Police Command has rescued a journalist, Oduneye Olusegun, who was kidnapped by gunmen at Mobalufon area of Ijebu Ode on March 9, 2023 at about 7.50pm in his Cammry car while on return from Abeokuta
Penpushing reports that the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement said the abductors later called his (victim”s) wife through his phone the following morning and demanded for N30million as ransom
“Upon the report, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba directed the DPO Obalende divisional headquarters, SP Murphy Salami, whose jurisdiction the incident happened to ensure the safe rescue of the victim. In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO mobilized his detectives and embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation of the incident”, Oyeyemi added.
Penpushing further reports that the police spokesman explained that efforts of the authorities paid off when the Toyota Camry of the victim was traced to Idimu area of Lagos, where the kidnappers were hibernating waiting for the ransom.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in a shootout which lasted for about 45 minutes before they abandoned the car and took to their heels after sustaining varying degrees of gunshot injuries”, he added
“The victim’s car which was soaked with the kidnappers blood as a result of gunshot injuries was recovered by the Police team.
Having realized that the game is over, the kidnappers were left with no alternative but to abandon the victim, and he was rescued unhurt”, Oyeyemi added.
Penpushing also reports that the Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, who commended his men for their gallantry and professional conduct appealed to members of the public especially hospitals and traditional healers to inform the police if anybody with gunshot injury is seen in their area, and equally warned criminals to stay clear from Ogun state, as the command is battle ready to take the fight to their door step.
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