The Ogun State Police Command said it has rescued the three persons who were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday in Ode Omi, a border town between Lagos and Ogun State.
Reported on Tuesday that some suspected kidnappers abducted one Abdulasis Sanni, the son of the Chief Imam of Ode Omi and two brothers, Jelili and Bamidele Adams.
It was reported that the assailants shot at two other sons of the imam, as they stole a speedboat with which they escaped with their victims.
However, the three victims were said to have been rescued Friday from the kidnappers and have been reunited with their families.
The police informed that “they were rescued on Friday following intensive pursue of the hoodlums in the creek by policemen.”
The police operation, it was learnt, was personally led by the State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, who made use of police helicopter for aerial surveillance of the creek where the hoodlums were tracked.
Confirming the rescue operation, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said one suspect has been arrested; adding that efforts were on to apprehend the remaining members of the gang.
Abimbola informed that the Ogun Commissioner of Police had ordered the anti-kidnapping team as well as other tactical squads in the command to do everything possible to bring the hoodlums to book.