The Ogun State Police Command has stated it is aware of the hideout of the gunmen who kidnapped the Olori-Ilu of Imope in Ijebu North Native Authorities, Chief Kolawole Akintayo.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in an interview with DAILY POST on Wednesday.
Akintayo was kidnapped by some suspected bandits alongside Oke Eri-Imope highway, whereas coming from Ijebu-Ode.
The neighborhood chief was launched on Tuesday evening after severe search by the police and different native vigilantes.
Talking with our correspondent, Oyeyemi disclosed that the state command knew the place the abductors had been hiding after they took the person away.
Requested why none of them was arrested even after the discharge of Akintayo, Oyeyemi stated the police determined to not storm the abductors’ den so as to not “jeopardise” the lifetime of the abductee.
“All this whereas, it isn’t that we don’t know the place they (the abductors) had been. But when we stormed the place and engaged them in ‘fire-for-fire’, we’re going to jeopardise the lifetime of that man too. That’s the reason we needed to tread softly.
“However now that now we have secured his launch, now we have each alternative now to go after them.”
Ogun abduction: We all know kidnappers’ hideout – Police