By Utitofon Idara
The Oyo State Police Command lost one of its men while another one was injured in the abduction attempt at the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday, 28th October, 2022.
The DPO attached to the
Ibadan toll gate and his men were around the area when they heard gunshort at the location of the crime. It was not clear whether someperons were abductied or not.
The commandant of Amotekun inoyo State, Col Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), had earlier mentioned to a Punch correspondent that the kidnap attempt was foiled by some security agents.
The police statement reads, “On Friday 28/10/2022 at about 1835HRS, operatives of the command attached to Toll-Gate Division received information about sporadic gunshots heard along the Dominion University end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
“In a swift response to the above, the Divisional Police Officer led a team comprising; Anti-Crime Patrol operatives, tactical teams, police mobile men, and local hunters for immediate rescue and further intervention.
“During the process of prevailing and preventing further chaos from what was evidently an abduction scenario, an officer attached to the command paid the supreme price with one other badly injured and presently responding to treatment”
“So far, expended ammunition shells and (4) four abandoned vehicles were retrieved at the scene.
“Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams, has ordered full-scale investigations to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident with the Deputy Commissioner in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department leading the Charge”
“In the same vein, caregivers, traditional healers and residents within and outside the area of the shooting incident are advised to be on the lookout for gunshot victims and immediately report any strange occurrence to the police for prompt action. Updates would be provided accordingly as the investigation unfolds.”