Police rescue ‘varsity graduate from kidnappers in Ogun


…arrest her close friends as suspects

Uba Group

The police in Ogun State have rescued a 27-year-old lady, Justina Anochie, who was recently kidnapped by some unknown gunmen in IlishanRemo area of the state.

Anochie, a graduate of Babcock University, located in the same area where she was kidnapped, was said to have been found by policemen attached to the Odoogbolu Division after her release by her abductors.

Our correspondent learnt that two of the victim’s close friends are already being held by the police as suspects.

The kidnap-victim was then handed over to the divisional police officer in Ikenne, whose jurisdiction covers the area where the young lady was abducted.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the rescue of the victim, said the forensic investigation and ICT skills employed by the police in the rescue operation compelled her armed abductors to release her unhurt and without collecting any ransom.

Adejobi, a superintendent of police, said, “The command, as usual, had put in place strategies to rescue her immediately the kidnapping case was reported to Ikenne Division of the command and a suspect  was arrested based on a tip-off.  In the course of police investigation, another suspect was arrested. Presently, the command, through its Anti Kidnapping  Squad of the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Eleweran, Abeokuta, has 2 suspects who are close “friends” to Justina.”

He also said that the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered thorough investigation into the matter and vowed to apprehend all members of kidnapping gangs terrorising residents of the state.

Adejobi added that the police boss also commended the relations of the victim for their patience and understanding during  the rescue operation.