Police Command in Ondo State foiled an attempted kidnap of nine passengers on the Lagos/Ore expressway.
SP Funmilayo Odunlami, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ondo State Command, confirmed the development.
Odunlami said the victims were rescued on Friday, April 22 at about 6:30 pm when the Police Rapid Respond Squad of the command were on a routine check on the highway.
The PPRO said: “Police Rapid Respond Squad of the command on Friday received a distress call that some people were being whisked into the bush by people suspected to be kidnappers.
“With the joint effort of policemen attached to the Ore Division, all the victims were rescued.
“While a victim who had a matchet cut on his right finger was taken to the hospital for treatment, an Android phone belonging to one of the victims was also recovered in the bush.
“Effort is in top gear to arrest the culprits while the driver and other passengers have been allowed to continue their journey.”
The PPRO, therefore, assured the commitment of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Oyeyemi Oyediran to all road users in the state of adequate security within its command.