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Unknown gunmen abduct five in Ogun


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A commercial driver, Kamorudeen Olateju and four others have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen while driving along Ayetoro-Abeokuta road in Ogun State.

The driver was abducted alongside one Ms Saidat Adediran and three other passengers on Saturday, at about 4:45 am in Iwofin, an area around Olorunda, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the State.

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The incident was said to have been reported at the Imala police divisional headquarters by two relatives of the abductees, Abubakar Olateju of Emado quarters and Kehinde Adediran, residing at Obon Oselu, all in Ayetoro.

It was learnt that the gunmen accosted the driver, who is also known as Charger, and whisked him away with the passengers he was conveying from Ayetoro in Yewa North Local Government to Abeokuta, the state capital.

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The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident on Sunday.

However, Oyeyemi said only two persons were abducted, adding that one of the kidnappers had been arrested by the police.

“Yes, two people were abducted, but one of the kidnappers has been arrested,” Oyeyemi said.