A band of daredevil kidnappers struck on Wednesday struck in Ogun State as they kidnapped two people including a female youth corp member identified as Agnes Okoroji.
But, luck ran against the Kidnappers as operatives of Ogun State Police Command intercepted them at a spot along the Shagamu- Ijebu-Ode Road.
In the process, the Police squad fired gunshots which killed one of the Kidnappers on the spot.
The remaining culprits had to flee with gunshots wounds, even as they abandoned their Sienna bus with registration number MUS 86 FN.
Rescued from the abandoned car are: the youth corp member 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.
Ogun PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi
The incident happened when the Divisional Police Officer, Shagamu, SP Okiki Agunbiade, was on routine patrol with his men and sighted the Sienna bus 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 sped off towards Ijebu-Ode Road, consequent upon which the DPO ordered his men to give them a hot chase.
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.
The operational vehicle of the Kidnappers 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.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the story.
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 within their vicinity.
Ebrimson also assured the public that the fleeing members of the gang will be hunted for and arrested within the shortest possible time
Ogun CP, Kenneth Ebrimson
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