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. . . Police, Amotekun, Others, On Rescue Mission
12 expended bullet pellets shot by kidnappers have been recovered from the scene where a visually impaired lady, Hannah Opeyemi was abducted at Barrister Sanni Boladale’s residence in Soyoye.
Speaking from his hideout, the lawyer disclosed that 12 expended pellets were found in his house after the kidnappers had left.
PLATFORM TIMES had reported that the kidnapping attack was reportedly staged by 15 men, of which 13 of them wore military camouflage while the remaining two wore ‘Jalamia’.
PLATFORM TIMES had reported that a gang of kidnappers had abducted Opeyemi who was in the vehicle with a legal practitioner , Sanni Boladale at the entrance of his house in Soyoye .
While Boladale escaped by the whiskers, Opeyemi who was suffering from visual impairment was abducted and taken into the bush .
The kidnappers had however reached out to the family of the victims and requested for N60million ransom .
Speaking with PLATFORM TIMES from his hideouts , Boladale said “The ones on military uniforms carried AK47. They shot over 24 bullets sporadically into the house and we were able to discover about 12 expended pellets which had been handed over to the police. The pellets are suspected to be of the military.
“My vehicle was ransacked. They made away with my bags which contained some documents; my personal identity cards, my slippers, my clothes, and I had a parcel of fifty thousand naira there and some other things. They also took my Pigeon hole. They shot my vehicle, damaged the two widows, and doors.
“The kidnappers spoke Fulani language, Fufude, during the attack. I could hear their voices loud and clear from outside. In fact, a neighbour who understands the Fulani language confirmed that the two of them that laid ambush at the back of my house were speaking Fulani.” He disclosed.
Confirming the expended pellets recovered from the scene, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, told PLATFORM TIMES that the command was still investigating to know if the recovered pellets were for the military or not.
He added that the command was working hand in glove with other security agencies to trail the kidnappers and rescue the blind victim.
He said, “We are still investigating, but until we are able to carry out our diligent Investigation, then we will be able to confirm if the empty shells recovered are military pellets or not.
“We are on the trail of the kidnappers to rescue the victim. The anti-kidnapping unit of the command is working assiduously in collaboration with all the security stakeholders in Ogun State including the DPO of Lafenwa and that of Sabo Division. ”
Also speaking on the efforts being made to rescue the victim, the Amotekun Commander, David Akinremi described the incident as unfortunate.
Akinremi said anybody can be a victim of kidnap, hence, the corps is working with other agencies to rescue the victims and capture the perpetrators.
“We are working on intelligence to get those who are responsible apprehended. We don’t know who they are and wherever they are coming from, but we are working in collaboration with our local people so that we will get to know the perpetrators and bring them to justice.”
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