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Ogun woman kidnapped at home, police launch chase


Some gunmen have reportedly abducted a woman, Nimota Busari, in the Ibepa area of the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State on Thursday.

This is just as the state police command said it had launched a search for the suspects who perpetrated the abduction.

According to the PUNCH, it was gathered from a police source on Tuesday that Busari and her children were returning home from her shop in her vehicle when the gunmen accosted them.

The gunmen were said to have laid siege to the woman and her children at the gate of their home, attacked them, dragged the children from the vehicle and abducted the mother.

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The source said, “Nimota Busari and her children were returning home in her unregistered navy blue 2010 Toyota Corolla from her shop in Ibepa Area, Sagamu.

“Three armed men intercepted her at the gate, snatched the car, threw the children out, abducted her, and drove off.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed this incident, noting that an investigation had commenced to secure the release of the abducted woman.

“The Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun, has directed a search of the suspects and a safe rescue of the victim.

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“Upon receiving the information, officers were immediately mobilised to the area for discreet investigation and to restore calm.”

She stressed that there were concerns about a syndicate carrying out the abduction within the axis while stating that the suspects would soon be apprehended.

“This syndicate operates within Sagamu, Iperu, Ikenne, Odogbolu and Erewon in Ijebu Ode.

“Their modus operandi is to lay wait for their unsuspecting victims at the gate, and when their victims alight from the vehicle with the engine running towards opening the gate, the armed hoodlums will suddenly emerge from their hiding spot and zoom off with the car with occupants inside the vehicle.

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“The police have launched a search for them, and they will soon be apprehended. There is no hiding place for criminals within the state.”

Odutola also disclosed that a search had been launched for the kidnapping syndicate, stressing that the incidents had become prevalent in the eastern part of the state.

The spokesperson disclosed that areas where the syndicates operate include Sagamu, Iperu, Ikenne, Odogbolu, and Eruwon in Ijebu Ode in the Ogun East Senatorial District.