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Osun kidnapped victims rescued, abductors arrested



By Enekorogha Godbless

Two kidnapped victims, detained by bandits at lle-Ife in Osun state has been rescued by the state Police command on Tuesday.

The police command in the state had confirmed that, two of the suspected kidnappers, Malami Muhammad and Babuga were arrested following the fierce gun battle between the security personnels and the abductors. He further asserted that one of the suspects escaped in the scene.

SP Yemisi Opalola, the police command spokesperson in Osun state issued a statement which revealed that the abductors invaded Fulani residence around the Erefe axis of lle-lfe and abducted Mr. Muhammed Gembu on Sunday, April 17 at about 12:05am.

It reads, “on the 17th April 2022 at about 11:30 am, the complainant reported at ‘C’ Division, Aganhun, Ile-Ife that, some suspected kidnappers came to their area at Fulani settlement, Erefe area, Ondo Road, Ile-Ife at about 00:15 am of the same date, and kidnapped one Muhammed Gembu.

“Immediately the Police received the report, detectives swung into action, and arrested a suspect, one Malami Muhammad after a gun duel, while one Babuga, surname yet unknown was fatally wounded and one escaped. Also, the victim was rescued unhurt with the assistance of the Fulani vigilante in the community.

“The arrested suspect will be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, urge members of the public to always cooperate and give timely information that will assist the Police to nip in the bud any act of infraction of the law”.