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Twenty-four hours after a gang of kidnappers and men of Ogun state police command clashed leaving one dead , another one was found dead while the other was arrested in the bush .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday .
Oyeyemi said members of the gang of kidnappers had abducted a Tipper driver on Friday at Mologede area of Odeda local government but we’re chased by policemen.
Oyeyemi said there was a gun battle between men of the state police command and a group of kidnappers on Friday which led to death of one of the kidnappers while others escaped with bullet injuries .
The PPRO added that one of the kidnappers who escaped with bullets wound was found dead in the bush, while another one was arrested.
He said “the victim was rescued. Other members of the gang escaped with gunshot injuries.
“A massive manhunt for the escaped members of the gang was ordered by the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, in compliance with the order.
“The entire forest of Mologede was combed, and in the process, the dead body of one of the kidnappers was found while another with bullets wound was arrested.
“The arrested one who identified himself as Mohammed Bello was discovered to be an ex- convict who has just been released from prison custody in Ibadan Oyo state.
“Some packets of tramadol and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them.”
The PPRO however said the Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-kidnapping unit of state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.