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Police foil kidnap attempt in Ore, rescue nine victims

The victims were rescued on April 22, at about 6:30 p.m., when the Police Rapid Respond Squad were on a routine check of the highway.

• April 23, 2022
Oyeyemi Oyediran
Police Commissioner Oyeyemi Oyediran

On Saturday, the police in Ondo foiled an attempted kidnap of nine passengers on the Lagos/Ore expressway.

Funmilayo Odunlami, the state police spokesperson, said the victims were rescued on Friday, April 22, at about 6:30 p.m. when the Police Rapid Respond Squad of the command were on a routine check of the highway.

“Police Rapid Respond Squad of the command on Friday received a distress call that some people were being whisked into the bush by people suspected to be kidnappers.

“With the joint effort of policemen attached to the Ore Division, all the victims were rescued.

“While a victim who had a matchet cut on his right finger was taken to the hospital for treatment, an Android phone belonging to one of the victims was also recovered in the bush.

“Effort is in top gear to arrest the culprits while the driver and other passengers have been allowed to continue their journey,” Mrs Odunlami said.

The police spokesperson, therefore, assured the commitment of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Oyeyemi Oyediran, to all road users in the state of adequate security within its command.


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