Kidnapped Victim Along Ife/Osu/Ibodi Road has been rescued, the Osun State police command disclosed on Monday.
In a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola made available to Daily Mail, the command dispelled the rumour that three persons were kidnapped, noting that the only person kidnapped was rescued.
The Statement added that “the State Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode enjoined the newsmen and social media users to always fact-check before rushing to the press to avoid misinforming the public.
It also stated that, the CP assured the citizenry of the command’s readiness to tackle all forms of criminal activities to a standstill.
The statement reads: “the Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, CP Olawale Olokode, psc in his unrelenting efforts and collaboration from other security outfits to rid the state of criminal activities has since the incident of the kidnap was reported on 26th March, 2021, mounted aggressive pressures on the kidnappers which eventually led to the release of the victim at about 10:00pm of 28th March, 2021 without any ransom paid. The rescued victim is presently receiving treatment in the hospital.
“The Command equally wishes to use this medium to debunk the rumours making round that, three persons were kidnapped in the attack. The Commissioner of Police wishes to set the record straight that, it was only one person that was kidnapped against the bad drop that, three persons were kidnapped.
“The CP enjoined the pressmen and other social media users to do proper investigative journalism before publishing to avoid misleading stories to the members of the public.
“Therefore, the CP assures the citizenry of the command’s readiness to tackle all forms of criminal activities to a standstill”.