SEE How Police Killed 5 Gunmen That Held Colleague Captured (Details)

Five kidnappers have been killed by the Police at Egba Owode area of Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The​ gang was engaged in gun fire at a forest where the​y were holding a​ policeman​, Stephen Adesokan​ captive.​

Adesokan ​is the orderly to Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ibara Divisional Police Headquarters in Abeokuta​.​

Police Command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, parad​ed​ the five corpses to newsmen at Egba Owode Divisional Police Headquarters,​ on Thursday​.

​He said the kidnappers ​opened fire on police operatives on the rescue operation.‎

The PRO disclosed that the victim had been in captivity for five days after he was​ ambushed last Friday​, ​dragged out of his vehicle at gunpoint ​and taken into a forest along Ajura-Ogere road in the council area.

Oyeyemi said the kidnappers ​then ​made contact with his family to demand the N100 million.

“But, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu gave a marching order to rescue the victim and apprehend the suspected kidnappers​.​

​”​The police stormed the forest​ and ​the kidnappers immediately engaged police in the gun duel, leading to the death of five of them while one of them escaped with bullet wound​”, Opeyemi said.​

The rescued victim Stephen Adesokan narrated his ordeal to journalists​.

​“I was driving on the fateful day when the suspects accosted me.

“The bandits emerged from a nearby bush and at gun point forced me out of the car, after which they led me into a bush, trekking for about an hour.”

​He​ added that the bandits later declared to him that they were kidnappers and ordered him to speak to his family on phone.

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