Men of the Operation Puff Adder of the Osun State Police Command, on Friday, rescued one Bewaji Oladipo, who was abducted in the Command area of Iyana -Ipaja, Lagos State, Punch Metro reports.
It was learnt that Oladipo was abducted at an Automated Teller Machine point in the Command area by a four-man gang of kidnappers, two of whom were dressed in military camouflage.
The abductors had successfully beaten all security checkpoints until luck ran out on them at Inisa in the Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State.
The vehicle conveying the victim and his abductors was said to be heading towards Kwara State when it ran into a roadblock mounted by the operatives of the Operation Puff Adder, who were on stop and search duty around 6.45pm on Friday.
Afraid that they might be arrested by the policemen, the suspects were said to have abandoned Oladipo in the vehicle and ran into the bush.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Folasade Odoro, stated, “On Friday, June 7, 2019 around 6.45pm, a man, Bewaji Oladipo of the Command area, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, who was reportedly kidnapped in Lagos, was rescued in Osun State.
“The victim had gone to withdraw cash from an ATM point in the Command area of the town when he was abducted by a four-man gang, two of whom were dressed in military camouflage.
“When the suspects sighted the Operation Puff Adder operatives on stop and search on the Osogbo/Ilorin Road, precisely at the railway crossing on the outskirts of Inisa, they abandoned their victim and escaped before they could be checked by the police.
“The victim, who was immediately rescued, has been debriefed and reunited with his family.”
Odoro added that efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.