Men of Ogun State Police Command have rescued three victims of a kidnap syndicate abducted along Siun/Ajura Road on the Ogere-Remo Road in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The victims, Jibril Afolabi, Alhaji Amusat Taofeek and Balikis Mohammed were abducted at 3am on Friday while coming from Ilorin Kwara State and heading to Owode Egbado.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
Oyeyemi said the vehicle of the victims was double-crossed at about 3am by some gunmen who dragged them into the bush while other passengers escaped.
The PPRO said, “Receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun directed the Area Commander to mobilize men from all the divisions within the area and go after the hoodlums.
“He equally ordered the Command’s anti-kidnapping unit as well as SWAT to move to the scene.
“The entire bush was cordoned off and combed thoroughly with the assistance of hunters, local vigilantes and men of so-safe corps. The heat on them made them abandon the victims and took to flight.
“All the victims were there and they were rescued without any ransom paid. They have been escorted to their destination at Owode Egbado.”