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Mr. Oduneye Oluwaseun Olusegun, a journalist who was abducted by some gunmen at Mobalufon area of Ijebu Ode, Ogun state last Wednesday has been rescued by the police in Idimu area of Lagos after fierce gunbattle with his abductors.

The Ogun based journalist, was going from Abeokuta to Ijebu Ode when he was abducted at Mobalufon area in his Toyota Camry car at about 7:50 pm.

He was rescued on Saturday, 11 March.

The kidnappers called the journalist’s wife through his phone the following morning to demand for N30 million ransom to set him free.

But his wife reported to the police, according to Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun Police Command spokesperson.

According to him, upon the report, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba directed the DPO Obalende divisional headquarters, SP Murphy Salami, whose jurisdiction the incident happened to ensure the safe rescue of the victim.

“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO mobilized his detectives and embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation of the incident.

“Their efforts paid off when the Toyota Camry of the victim was traced to Idimu area of Lagos, where the kidnappers were hibernating waiting for the ransom.

“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in a shootout which lasted for about 45 minutes before they abandoned the car and took to their heels after sustaining varying degrees of gunshot injuries.

“The victim’s car which was soaked with the kidnappers’ blood as a result of gunshot injuries was recovered by the Police team.

“The kidnappers were left with no alternative, but to abandon the victim, and he was rescued unhurt,” the police spokesperson explained.

Oyeyemi added that Ogun Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, commended his men for their gallantry and professional conduct they displayed in the rescue of the journalists.

He also appealed to members of the public especially hospitals and traditional healers to inform the police if anybody with gunshot injury is seen in their area.

The CP also warned criminals to stay clear from Ogun state, as the Command is battle ready to take the fight to their door step.

credit: PM News

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