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One killed, one injured during abduction on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

ACCORDING to the Oyo State Police Command, one of its men was shot dead and another was hurt yesterday during the kidnapping on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The command mentioned this in a statement released today by its spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso.

He revealed that when police heard gunshots at the incident scene, the DPO attached to the Toll Gate Ibadan directed them to the spot.

The statement made no mention of whether or not anybody had been kidnapped, although Col. Olayinka Olayanju (ret.), the Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, had earlier told newsmen that the kidnapping attempt had been thwarted by some security personnel.

The police statement read, “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 scientific and technological aided Investigations to unravel the events that led to 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.”

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