June 2, 2023

TRACE official kidnapped in Ogun

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TRACE official kidnapped in Ogun

An official of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, Popoola Olasupo, was on Sunday abducted by yet-to-be identified persons.

It was learnt that Olasupo was kidnapped at about 6:30 am today around Eledumare-Fidiwo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Sources said the man was on the way to his duty post alongside one other member of the traffic corps when the kidnappers struck.

An anonymous source disclosed that the authorities of the TRACE Corps are making frantic efforts to keep the incident a secret.

However, it was gathered that the police and local vigilantes are on the trail of the suspected kidnappers.

The kidnappers were said to have ambushed the men as they suddenly emerged from the bush along the highway.

TRACE spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, did not pick calls to his phone.

But, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

According to him, the command’s anti-kidnapping squad are already after the kidnappers.

“We are combing the forest and we know that they will all be arrested. Ogun State is not a ground for criminals to settle. It is either they leave or we smoke them out of this State,” Oyeyemi stated.

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