The Police Command in Osun state on Tuesday said it operatives have arrested two suspected kidnappers in Ile-Ife, after a gun battle.
SP Yemisi Opalola, the command’s spokesperson, made this known in a statement made available to Journalists
The statement added that the suspects were arrested after kidnapping a man at a Fulani settlement in Ile-Ife.
“The Osun Police Command, in its struggle not to make the state a safe haven for criminal elements to hibernate, has arrested two suspected kidnappers.
“The fact of the case is that, on Sunday, at about 11.30am, a complainant made a report at ‘C’ Division, Aganhun, Ile-Ife, that some suspected kidnappers came to Fulani settlement, Erefe Area, Ondo Road, Ile-Ife, at about 12.15am and kidnapped one Muhammed Gembu.
”Immediately the police received the report, detectives swung into action and arrested two suspects, after a gun duel, with one of them fatally wounded and another escaping.
“The kidnapped victim was, however, rescued unhurt with the assistance of Fulani vigilante in the community,” Opalola explained.
She said the arrested suspects would be charged in court after conclusion of investigation.
Opalola said the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, urges members of the public to always cooperate and give timely information that will assist the police to nip in the bud, any criminal act.