Gunmen Kidnap Three Policemen In Broad Daylight


Three officers of the Nigeria Police Force have been abducted by armed men in Ogun State.

According to The Punch, the incident happened in broad daylight on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

It was gathered that the gunmen abducted the policemen around Wasinmi, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the State.

The Punch reports that the kidnapped officers were deployed from Zone 2, Onikan in Lagos State to Ogun State, for an investigation.

It was also learnt that the security personnel were duly booked at the police division in Wasinmi before they left for their place of primary assignment.

A police source disclosed that Inspector Oladipo Olayemi led the tea of three that were kidnapped on the road by their abductors, who allegedly accosted them at about 2:30 pm on Thursday.

The Ogun State Police PPPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, saying; “People were kidnapped, but only one policeman is involved.

“We are on the trail of the kidnappers. Do you think we are going to keep quiet? We will get them and rescue the victims unhurt”.

Still on security matters, the Nigeria Police Force recently dismissed Opeyemi Kadiri, a police corporal, who was captured in a recent viral video assaulting a young man in Lagos State.

In the footage, the armed officer was having an exchange with the victim who challenged him for forcefully searching his phone.

A statement released by Force Spokesperson, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Friday, said Opeyemi was dismissed after an orderly room trial at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.

The statement said: “The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Force No. 509745 Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.

The dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on 6th December, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, to that effect.”

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