The Ogun State Police Command has announced the rescue of three kidnapped persons in Ode Omi, a border town between Lagos State and Ogun State.
Disturbing news broke on Tuesday that some suspected kidnappers abducted one Abdulasis Sanni, the son of the Chief Imam of Ode Omi, and his two brothers, Jelili and Bamidele Adams.
Two other sons of the Imam stole a speedboat during the attack with which they used to flee. However, the three captives were said to have been rescued on Friday from the den of the kidnappers and have now been reunited with their families.
The State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, who led the rescue operation narrated how, with the aid of a police helicopter for aerial surveillance of the creek, they were able to track the kidnappers.
“They were rescued on Friday following intensive pursue of the hoodlums in the creek by policemen,” Bashir stated.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, has confirmed the incident, saying one of the suspected kidnappers has been arrested, while efforts are currently being made to apprehend other members of the gang.