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Police rescue journalist after kidnappers demand N30m ransom

The men of the Ogun State Police Command have saved a journalist, Oduneye Oluwaseun, from his kidnappers.

This came 72 hours following his abduction by gunmen in the Ijebu Ode area of the state.

He was kidnapped in his Toyota Camry car at the Mobalufon area of Ijebu Ode while coming back home from a trip to Abeokuta, the capital of the state last Thursday around 7: 50pm.

He was rescued following a gun battle between the kidnappers and security operatives, which went on for about 45 minutes in Idimu axis of Egbeda local government area of Lagos State.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while confirming the incident, said the kidnappers on Friday contacted the wife of their victim and demanded the sum of N30 million ransom before he could be set free.

Following the receival of complaints from the wife of the victim, the state commissioner of police, Mr. Frank Mba, directed the divisional police officer (DPO) at Obalende, Ijebu Ode, Murphy Salami to effect the release of the kidnapped victim.

“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO mobilised his detectives and embarked on a technical and intelligence based investigation of the incident. Their efforts paid off when the Toyota Camry of the victim was traced to Idimu area of Lagos, where the kidnappers were hibernating, waiting for the ransom.”

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