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Kwara: Abducted Police Officer Regains Freedom

By Adedayo Said

An Assitant Supritendent of Police (ASP), Ahmed Yusuf, abducted in his home, Oloje area of Ilorin by gunmen last week Tuesday has regained his freedom.

ASP Yusuf of IGP monitoring team attached to Kwara state Police command was abducted on 11/10/2022 at about 2200hrs by six armed hoodlums.

A statment by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Kwara state police command, Okasanmi Ajaye Sunday, said the officer “was rescued about 0230hrs today (Sunday) at a bush border between Kwara and Oyo state”.

According to Okasanmi, “the rescue effort was made possible by the insistence of the Commissioner of Police Kwara state, CP Paul Odama psc (+) who declared that rescuing the kidnapped officer unhurt and possible arrest of the criminal abductors is a task that must be achieved. Consequently, the CP dispatched the Command’s tactical teams, local Vigilante and hunters with support of the Oyo State Amotekun squad.

“The efforts by the combined team yielded the expected result as the kidnappers escaped and abandoned the abducted ASP under severe pressure of being arrested, the moment they found out the teams had formed a ring around their location, the victim thereafter sauntered to where the police teams were waiting for him and was rescued.”

He said, “The CP appreciates the efforts of the police and vigilante teams for the gallantry displayed in the efforts that ultimately led to the rescue of the ASP.”

The CP noted that his determination to make Kwara state inhabitable to criminal elements still stands and that Kwara state would never be allowed to play host to criminal elements of whatever nomenclature.

“The ASP is currently undergoing medical examination and would be allowed to join his family as soon as he is confirmed fit by the police medical doctor.

“In the meantime, effort is still being intensified to get the abductors arrested for prosection,” he said.

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