A serving member of the national youth service corps, Agnes Okoroji, who is attached to the federal girls college, sagamu, Ogun state, and one Tawo Sosanwo, were on Wednesday rescued from the den of kidnappers by policemen.
One of the suspected kidnappers was shot dead, while the others escaped through a nearby bush on the sagamu, Ijebu ode road.
The police public relation officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this in a statement.
Oyeyemi said the two victims were abducted by the kidnappers at various location and were being taken to an unknown destination before police intercepted them on the road.
He explained that a duel ensued between the kidnappers and the policemen led by the divisional police officer, sagamu, SP Okiki Agunbiade.
He said the incident happened when the policemen were on routine patrol and sighted a Toyota sienna with number plate MUS 86 FN.
Oyeyemi added that the police team observed that some passengers look suspicious and this made them to flag down the vehicle.
Instead of the driver to stop he sped off in the direction of Ijebu ode road and the DPO ordered his men to chase after them.
He stated that, having realized that they are being pursued, the suspects started firing at the policemen while on motion, and the policemen fired back.
The suspects later jumped down and abandon the car and ran into the bush, while the policemen chased after them and shot one of them dead, while the others escaped with gunshot injuries.
He added, the police team rescued a youth corps member identified as Agnes Okoroji attached to the federal girls college, sagamu and one other Sanwo Susanwo.
The two victims narrated how they were kidnapped at various location by the kidnappers who were taking them to unknown destination before the policemen intercepted.
The kidnappers car was recovered with one black toy gun, one gold wristwatch, one Samsung galaxy s7 phone, one cutlass and one black wristwatch.
The PPRO stated that the commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson praised the policemen for their bravery.
The police boss appealed to the members of the community especially hospitals, to inform the police whenever anyone is seen with gunshot injuries in their areas.
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