September 23, (THEWILL) – A police inspector and two other persons, abducted by unknown gunmen in Ogun State, have regained their freedom.
THEWILL earlier reported the victims were kidnapped at Wasinmi, along the Abeokuta–Lagos road in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state
A source within the command had told newsmen that the cops had visited Ogun state from Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos State, for an investigation before they were abducted.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in an update on the incident on Friday, said only one police officer was kidnapped, adding that the victims, including the police inspector were abducted by a group of kidnappers, who were operating in military camouflage uniform.
“On receiving the information of the abduction, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole directed the command’s anti-kidnapping unit and another tactical squad to move into the area and join forces with Ewekoro divisional headquarters in rescuing the victims.
“Upon the intensive pressure and aggressive trailing of the kidnappers, they (abductors) were left with no alternative other than releasing their captives”, he said, adding that they have since been reunited with their family.