A suspected kidnapper was shot dead by police officers attached to the Ogun State Police Command along Shagamu–Ijebu Ode road on Wednesday July 15.
The incident occurred while the DPO of Shagamu police division, SP Okiki Agunbiade was on a routine patrol with his men. They reportedly sighted a Sienna bus with registration number MUS 86 FN with occupants who had suspicious looks but rather than stop for a search, the driver sped off.
A gun battle ensued shortly after, leading to the death of one of the kidnappers. Two victims identified as Okoroji Agnes, a youth corper attached to Federal Girls College Sagamu and one Tawa Sosanwo who were kidnapped at various locations, were rescued by the police.
One black toy gun, one gold wrist watch, One Samsung galaxy S7 phone, one cutlass, and one black wrist watch were recovered from the scene.
A statement released by the state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi read;
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday 15th of July 2020 shot dead a suspected kidnapper along Shagamu –Ijebu Ode road and rescued two of their victims.
The incident happened when the DPO Shagamu SP Okiki Agunbiade was on routine patrol with his men and sighted a Sienna bus with registration number MUS 86 FN with some occupants whose suspicious look attracted the attention of the policemen which 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. 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. 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 are: a 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 taken 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 wrist watch, One Samsung galaxy S7 phone, one cutlass, and one black wrist watch.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP 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 will be hunted for and arrested within the shortest possible time.