Remember the former Ogun State deputy commissioner of police who used a chopper to smoke out kidnappers in a forest and rescued seven victims abducted along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in July 2019?

Now a Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who left Ogun last year on a tour of duty as CP Medical Unit is back as the CP in charge of the gateway state as the incumbent CP, Kenneth Ebrimson retires tomorrow.  

As a deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations in Ogun last year, Ajogun, who hails from Akoko Edo in Edo State, led a daring operation that freed seven victims from kidnappers den on July 27, 2019, after he set out to rescue three abducted staffers of Lafia Hospital in Ibadan.

At the time, the police spokesman in Ogun State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that Ajogun and his team embarked on technical and forensic investigation and the kidnappers’ hideout was geo-located within Fidiwo/Onigari forest along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, supported the team with a helicopter with which the area viewed was properly surveyed.

Oyeyemi said, “Having located the hoodlums’ hideout, the place was smoked with teargas through the chopper, which left the hoodlums with no other alternatives than to hurriedly push out their victims from captivity. It was there and then we discovered that apart from three persons abducted on the 23rd of July, another four persons were abducted on the 24th but not reported.

“In all, seven victims were successfully rescued on the 27th of July 2019, and they have all been reunited with their families.”

The kidnappers were arrested along with 40 other suspects found with illicit drugs in areas around the forest.

Ajogun enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on March 15, 1988.

…Newsmakersng reporting

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