Gunmen have reportedly killed Sofolahan Olanrewaju, member of Ogun State So-Safe Corps in the Oke-Ogun division of the state’s security outfit.
The gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, raged the Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar and Event Centre, located at Soyoye, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state on Sunday, reports stated.
They then abducted a woman from the bar at about 9:50 pm and opened fire, killing the So-Safe security guard who was trying to call for reinforcement.
The spokesman for the corps, Moruf Yusuf confirmed the incident on Monday and said; “On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at about 9:50 pm, a team of yet-to-be-identified kidnap syndicate carried out their dastardly act at Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar and Event Centre, located at last bus stop, Soyoye, Abeokuta. They succeeded in kidnapping and escaping with a female victim.
Unfortunately, they shot one of the officers of the So-Safe Corps, Sofolahan Olanrewaju, who was at his duty post.
Immediately the Commander of the Corps, Dr Soji Ganzallo, got the information, the operation team of Egba Zonal Command was put on its toes to bring the culprits to book and to ensure they make the areas safer and secure for the good citizens of the State.”
Yusuf lamented that it was a great loss to the corps for the slain officer was a devoted member.
Olanrewaju’s body had been deposited at the State Hospital Morgue, Ijaye Abeokuta, Yusuf noted.
The So-Safe Corps hence sympathised with the family members of the deceased and prayed that God gave them the fortitude to bear their loss.