23rd September, 2022
Three on-duty officers of the Ogun State Police Command have been abducted by gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, at Wasinmi axis, Ewekoro local government area, Ogun State.
According to reports, the abducted policemen were captured around 2:30 pm on Thursday and were whisked away to an unknown destination.
Led by one Inspector Oladipo Olayemi, the abducted policemen, serving at the Zone 2 Police Zonal headquarters at Onikan, Lagos State, were captured on the road by the abductors, who accosted them
The abducted police officers had arrived in Ogun State for an investigation and properly booked their arrival at the Wasinmi Divisional Headquarters, before proceeding to their place of primary assignment in the area when the incident happened.
A source disclosed that the commercial driver, who conveyed the three security operatives to their place of investigation, escaped by a whisker from the kidnappers and consequently reported the matter at the Wasinmi Police Station.
The development, however, compelled the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Ewekoro, to deploy operatives under him in search of their missing colleagues.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, however, said only one policeman was abducted.
Disclosing that the Command already deployed operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) on the trail of the kidnappers, Oyeyemi assured that the victims would be rescued unhurt.
“We are on the trail of the kidnappers. Do you think we are going to keep quiet? We will get them and rescue the victims unhurt”, the PPRO stated.