Three police officers kidnapped in Ogun


No fewer than three policemen were said to have been abducted in broad daylight by some unknown gunmen in Ogun State.

It was gathered that the police officers were abducted on Thursday at Wasinmi, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The cops had visited Ogun State from Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos State, for an investigation.

They were said to have been duly booked at the police division in Wasinmi before they left for their place of primary assignment.

A reliable source told our correspondent that the officers, led by Inspector Oladipo Olayemi, were captured on the road around 2:30 pm.

It was gathered that the commercial driver, who conveyed the cops, escaped by a whisker from the kidnappers.

It was learnt that the Divisional Police Officer in Ewekoro had led his men in searching for the missing policemen.

Contacted, the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, however, said that “people were kidnapped, but only one policeman is involved.“

Oyeyemi told our correspondent that the police are on the kidnappers’ trail, assuring the victims would be rescued.

“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,” he said.

He added that men of the anti-kidnapping unit are on the kidnappers’ trail.

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