June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Police Kill Two Suspected Kidnappers, Rescue Three Abducted Indians In Ogun

Ogun State Police Command says it has killed two suspected kidnappers terrorizing travellers on the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode-Benin expressway in a gun duel.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Omolola Odutola, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to her, the suspects were killed during a rescue operation carried out by personnel of the command to rescue some abducted Indian nationals.

The PPRO disclosed that the police, with the support of the local vigilantes, were able to rescue the Indian nationals

She gave the names of the Indians as Tejaram Chauhan, Kaduwal Pradhan and Medani Kathiwada, adding that they were abducted on Friday.

She also said that cash amounting to N7.9 million and 1,500 Indian Rupees suspected to have been part of the ransom collected by the kidnappers was recovered.

Odutola explained that the Manager of Breeze Company Nigeria Limited located on the Ibadan-Lagos expressway had on Saturday made a distress call to the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe Divisional Headquarters.

She said the distress call was to alert the DPO that a gang of kidnappers had opened fire on two vehicles conveying his principals at Kajola junction, along Sagamu -Siun- Abeokuta expressway.

According to her, the manager said that the police escort attached to the first vehicle marked FST 686 YH exchanged fire with the kidnappers and managed to escape with all the occupants in the vehicle.

Odutola said, “Three Indian Nationals inside the second bus without police escort were all kidnapped to an unknown destination.

“The anti-kidnapping section of the command in concert with police formations in the axis with other local security agents swung into action by combing the area.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *