The Police in Ogun State on Friday said nemesis caught up with two members of a kidnap syndicate on Thursday 1st of March 2018 when they were gunned down as they engaged men of FSARS in gun battle in a bid to rescue an abducted woman.
According to the Police, trouble started at about 1pm when a distress call was made to the Police that one Mrs. Ajayi, a pastor’s wife has been kidnapped along Abeokuta Ibadan road.
The woman who boarded a taxi going to Eleweran was forcefully taken to a dangerous area of Odeda where she was forced into a bush and held hostage.
The kidnappers there and then put a call across to her Pastor husband informing him that his wife is in their custody and that the sum of #2million Naira should be paid for her release.
The pastor quickly informed the Police, consequent upon which the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu gave a marching order to the Officer in-Charge FSARS DSP Uba Adam to go after the hoodlums, rescue the victim and apprehend the suspects.
In compliance with CP’s directive, the O/C FSARS led his men to the bush where the suspect were technically traced to, and engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 45 minutes.
At the end of the encounter, two members of the syndicate were shot and arrested but gave up the ghost on the way to hospital.
One Policeman was also injured and undergoing treatment in a hospital while the victim was rescued unhurt.
Recovered from the suspects are two locally made single barred guns and four live cartridges.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu who praised the gallantry displayed by his men has enjoined members of the public to always report any Criminal incident to the Police on time with an assurance that prompt action will always be taken on such incidents.
ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi,
For: CP Ogun State Command.