The Ogun State Police Command says it has rescued three out of four of its men, abducted by hoodlums at Aba Tuntun community in Ijebu Igbo in the Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun.
Equally important, the development was disclosed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Oyeyemi said that a Constable, Mr Emmanuel Gene, was still being held captive by the hoodlums. However, he added that the police had deployed operatives to the area to rescue the missing policeman.
Further, he revealed that three suspects had been arrested in connection with the abduction; noting that they were helping the police in investigations. Specifically, Oyeyemi said the village head has sent a petition to the police; stating that some hoodlums are in possession of dangerous weapons in the village.
“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Ijebu Igbo, led his team to the place on Thursday with vigilantes…They recovered six single barrel guns, 16 Dane guns, 16 cartridges and arrested the suspects. While taking the suspects and the weapons to the station; some hoodlums ambushed them and abducted four of the policemen. They shot the DPO in the arm and freed the suspects.
“We have rescued three of the policemen abducted. We don’t know the whereabouts of the constable among them. Also, we have arrested three suspects and they are helping us in the investigation,” Oyeyemi stated.
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