Some unknown gunmen on Sunday killed an officer of the Ogun State So-Safe Corps, Sofolahan Olanrewaju, who was attached to the Oke-Ogun division of the Ogun State-owned security agency.
It was learnt that the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had stormed the Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar & Event Centre, located at Soyoye, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that the gunmen succeeded in abducting a woman from the bar at about 9:50pm.
In the process, the kidnappers shot and killed the So-Safe security guard, who was trying to call for reinforcement, our correspondent reports.
Confirming the incident on Monday, the spokesman of the Corps, Moruf Yusuf, said, “On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at about 2150hrs, a team of yet-to-be-identified kidnap syndicate carried out their dastardly act at Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar & Event Centre, located at last bus stop, Soyoye, Abeokuta. They succeeded in kidnapping and escaping with a female victim.
“Unfortunately, they shot one of the officers of the So-Safe Corps, Sofolahan Olanrewaju, who was at his duty post.
“Immediately the Commander of the Corps, Dr Soji Ganzallo got the information, the operation team of Egba Zonal Command was put on their toes to bring the culprits to book and to ensure they make the axis safer and secure for the good citizens of the State.”
Yusuf described the slain officer of the corps, Olanrewaju, as an active and committed man, saying it was a great loss to the corps.
He disclosed that Olanrewaju’s body had been deposited at the State Hospital Morgue, Ijaye Abeokuta.
Meanwhile, the So-Safe Corps has sympathized with the family of the deceased, praying God grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
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