By Raymond Osho
Police in Ogun state on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 shot dead a suspected kidnapper along Shagamu-Ijebu Ode road, rescuing two victims.
The police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a release in Abeokuta, the state capital said the incident happened when the District Police Officer (DPO) of Shagamu, SP Okiki Agunbiade was on routine patrol with his men and sighted a Sienna bus with registration number MUS 86 FN with some occupants whose suspicious look attracted the attention of the policemen which prompted them to stop the said car.
He stressed that instead of the driver to stop, he speed off towards Ijebu-Ode road consequent upon which the DPO ordered his men to chase them.
The statement indicated that having realized that they were being pursued, the men in the car started firing at the policemen while on the move and the policemen fired back.
According to him, the suspect 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 with gunshot injuries.
Those rescued from the vehicle included a youth corp member identified as Okoroji Agnes attached to Federal Girls College Sagamu and one Tawa Sosanwo.
The two victims explained that they were kidnapped at various locations by the hoodlums and were being taken to unknown destinations before police intercepted them.
Items recovered from the abandoned vehicle were; one black toy gun, one gold wrist watch, One Samsung galaxy S7 phone, one cutlass, and one black wrist watch.
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 in their area.
He also assured members of the public that the fleeing members of the gang will be hunted for and arrested within the shortest possible time.