The Ogun State Police Command says it has rescued a pregnant woman (name withheld), who was abducted at a community in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state.
Men of the Police Command, alongside operatives of the Amotekun Corps, rescued the woman at about 11:05 pm on Monday, Christmas Day.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the development on Friday.
The Police spokesperson explained that some unknown gunmen had ambushed a couple in front of their house, kidnapping the pregnant wife and leaving the husband behind.
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Odutola said, “The Divisional Police Officer in Ijebu-Igbo received a distress call about a suspected kidnapping incident.
“A team of policemen was dispatched to the scene, when they got to the scene, they saw the husband, but the wife had been kidnapped.”
Odutola quoted the husband as saying that, “while they were entering their house, six armed men from nowhere suddenly came out from the bush in front of their house and kidnapped the wife”.
She added that the DPO, his men, operatives of the So-Safe Corps, Amotekun Corps and others formed part of the rescue team.
“They searched through the bush for hours and were able to rescue the woman on Tuesday. The woman was taken to hospital for treatment.
“The Ogun State Command under the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alamutu, will not relent until criminals are flushed out of Ogun, wherever they are,” Odutola added.