Operatives of Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday shot dead a suspected kidnapper along Shagamu –Ijebu Ode road and rescued two of their victims, including a youth corps member.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who this in a statement made available to our correspondent.
He said the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu, Okiki Agunbiade, and his team were on routine patrol when they sighted some occupants inside a Toyota Sienna car, with number plate MUS 86 FN, whose suspicious look attracted their attention.
Oyeyemi said the police team later ordered the vehicle to stop, but instead of the driver to stop, he sped off towards Ijebu-Ode road, and the DPO ordered his men to chase them.
He added the occupants having realised that they were being pursued, they started firing at the policemen while on the move and the policemen fired back.
Oyeyemi said, “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.”
He said the kidnappers later abandoned the car from which a youth corps member identified as Okoroji Agnes attached to Federal Girls College Sagamu and one Tawa Sosanwo were rescued.
Oyeyemi said the victims narrated how they were kidnapped at various locations by the hoodlums who were taken them to unknown destination before police intercepted them on the road.
Also recovered from them, according to Oyeyemi, were their operational car and other items which include one black toy gun, one gold wrist watch, one Samsung galaxy S7 phone, one cutlass, and one black wrist watch.
Meanwhile, 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.
He also assured the members of the public that the fleeing members of the gang would be hunted and arrested within the shortest possible time.