“On Nov. 24 at about 3:45 p.m., one Mr. Akomolafe was travelling from Akure to Lagos to drop his son, Timilehin at the University of Lagos. “Unfortunately his jeep was intercepted by kidnappers and in the process, he was killed and his son was kidnapped. “The jeep right behind his vehicle was equally shot and the mobile policeman lost his life but the driver was fast enough to escape to safety when policemen came to the scene firing and the kidnappers ran away.
“They took Timilehin and two other travellers, Popoola and Usifo, who were coming from Port Harcourt to Lagos in a commercial vehicle, and this happened almost simultaneously,” he said.
The commissioner said the kidnappers escaped with the gunshot wounds after a gun battle with policemen.
“The victims were, however, rescued without any ransom paid after men of the Nigeria Police and local hunters combed the bush around Ore, where they intercepted the kidnappers, engaging in a gun battle with them, and injuring one of them, who escaped in the process. Adeyanju said no arrest was made but those rescued are volunteering useful information to help in the arrest of the kidnappers.