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After Gun Duel Police Down 5 Kidnappers in Ogun


Five kidnappers in Ogun State met their Waterloo after engaging the Police in a gun battles. The expectation of earning a N100m ransom from their illicit business of kidnapping got burst in the gun battle.
The Ogun State Police Command said the incident took on Tuesday night.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who paraded the corpses of the suspects to journalists at Egba Owode Divisional Police Headquarters, Wednesday, said the Police went on a rescue mission of the kidnapped victim when they engaged the kidnappers in a shoot-out.
The victim was held in captivity for five days in the den of the abductors located along Ajura-Ogere road in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state ‎.
Oyeyemi said the suspects had on Friday waylaid the victim and abducted him at gun point and then took him into a forest, where they kept him.
He said the kidnappers, within the period the victim was in their custody, made contact with his family demanding N100m ransom.
The police spokesperson told journalists that following the development, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, gave a marching order to his officers to rescue the victim and apprehend the kidnappers.
Oyeyemi said one of the suspects who reportedly escaped would soon be arrested.
The victim, Stephen Adesokan, who narrated his ordeal to journalists said he was thankful for the prompt response of the police.
“They took my phone from me and spoke with my family demanding for N100 million before I could regain my freedom saying that failure to pay would result in my death,” he said.

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