The So-Safe Corps in Ogun State has rescued a woman kidnapped by gunmen, arresting one suspect.
The So-Safe Commander, Soji Ganzallo, through a statement by the corps spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, said on July 13, his office had charged the Ijebu Zonal Command “to rescue a woman who was kidnapped at about 2200hrs on her way from market.”
He stated that he was briefed that the kidnappers collected the victim’s phone, gold jewellery, a sum of N100,000 in her possession and her ATM card as they drove her away with her car.
Ganzallo revealed that “the team could not catch up with them because of logistics issue.”
It was explained that the So-Safe men were later informed of strange footprints on a farmland at Oke-Ako Community in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area.
According to him, “the kidnappers were tracked down after rigorous search for them as they tried to move the victim to a new location.”
Ganzallo said there was a gun duel between the suspects and his men, after which “the criminals bowed to the superior response of the corps.”
He identified the arrested suspect as 32-year-old Tunde Salami, a resident of Ibadan, Oyo State.
“He was captured alive and the kidnap victim was rescued unhurt,” Ganzallo stated, adding that one locally-made pistol was recovered from the suspect.
The suspect and the victim had been transferred to the police in the Obalende division for further investigation and likely prosecution.