Men of Ogun State Police Command has rescued a kidnapped China national, Lee Xian Qiang.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Ogun State Police Command, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement he issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER.
Lee, ASP Oyeyemi said, was kidnapped by six armed men at Ogere area along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at about 5pm on Monday October 30 on his way to Abeokuta from Kogi State.
“Immediately the case was reported, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu dispatched operatives of the FSARS led by their Commander DSP Uba Adam to the scene with a clear instruction that the victim must be rescued unhurt and the hoodlums to be apprehended.
“The team swung into action, combed the entire area and later located the hideout of the kidnappers.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in gun battle at the end of which one of the suspects was arrested while others escaped with gunshot injuries and the victim was rescued unhurt.
“The arrested suspect is currently helping the Police in their investigation, while the victim who was full of praise to the Police has been re-united with his people,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has appealed to members of the public especially hospitals and other health workers to report anybody with bullet injuries if seen in their area.