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Police Rescue Driver, Other Kidnapped in Osun


By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Osun State Police has rescued the two persons kidnapped along Ibadan/Akure road on Saturday.

A press statement released and signed the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Yemisi Opalola in Osogbo said the victims were rescued in the early hour of Tuesday.

Opalola said no ransom was paid to secure the release of the driver and the commuter.

The statement reads: “The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, CP Olawale Olokode, psc in his frantic efforts and the support from other security outfits has secured the release of the two abductees, the driver and one commuter, reportedly missing/kidnapped along Ibadan/Akure road on 6th March, 2021.

“The victims were released in the early hours of today, 9th March, 2021 owing to the pressure mounted on the abductors by the Police and other security agencies. No money was paid.

“The Commissioner of Police appeals to the good citizens of the State to collaborate with Police to get rid of all criminal elements from the State, while assuring the members of the public/commuters of their safety as security measures have been put in place to forestall future occurrence.”


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