Gunmen have reportedly killed an officer of the Ogun State-owned security outfit, So-Safe Corps, Sofolahan Olanrewaju, at Soyoye in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the State.
Our correspondent gathered that the officer attached to the Oke-Ogun division of the security agency was shot during a kidnapping incident at the Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar & Event Centre, located at Soyoye, the state capital.
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It was further gathered that the gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, had stormed the bar and abducted a woman from the bar at about 9:50 pm on Sunday.
Witness said in the process, the kidnappers shot and killed the So-Safe security guard, who was trying to call for reinforcement.
The spokesman of the corps, Moruf Yusuf confirmed the incident in Abeokuta.
He 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.
While sympathising with the family of the deceased, he prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.