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Man arrested in Lagos, rescued in Osun


Men of the Operation Puff Adder of the Osun State Police Command, on Friday, rescued one Bewaji Oladipo, who was abducted in the Command area of Iyana -Ipaja, Lagos State.

It was learnt that Oladipo was abducted at an Automated Teller Machine point in the Command area by a four-man gang of kidnappers, two of whom were dressed in military camouflage.

The abductors had successfully beaten all security checkpoints until luck ran out on them at Inisa in the Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State.

The vehicle conveying the victim and his abductors was said to be heading towards Kwara State when it ran into a roadblock mounted by the operatives of the Operation Puff Adder, who were on stop and search duty around 6.45pm on Friday.

Afraid that they might be arrested by the policemen, the suspects were said to have abandoned Oladipo in the vehicle and ran into the bush.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Folasade Odoro, stated, “On Friday, June 7, 2019 around 6.45pm, a man, Bewaji Oladipo of the Command area, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, who was reportedly kidnapped in Lagos, was rescued in Osun State.

The vehicle conveying the victim and his abductors was said to be heading towards Kwara State when it ran into a roadblock mounted by the operatives of the Operation Puff Adder, who were on stop and search duty around 6.45pm on Friday.

Afraid that they might be arrested by the policemen, the suspects were said to have abandoned Oladipo in the vehicle and ran into the bush.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Folasade Odoro, stated, “On Friday, June 7, 2019 around 6.45pm, a man, Bewaji Oladipo of the Command area, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, who was reportedly kidnapped in Lagos, was rescued in Osun State.

Odoro added that efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.

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