The Lagos State Police Command has rescued a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, Faith Onyiwara, who was kidnapped around Ilamija in the Epe area of the state.
Punch Metro gathered that Onyiwara was on her way to attend the community development service meeting when the kidnappers, led by one Moses Ofeye, abducted her.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Tuesday that the kidnappers demanded N50m ransom from the manager of the ABC Farm, where Onyiwara was serving.
He stated that no ransom was paid, adding that a rescue operation coordinated by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, rescued Onyiwara in a swampy forest in Ilamija Nla in Epe after an exchange of gunfire with the kidnappers.
According to the PPRO, Ofeye, who sustained bullet wounds during the gun battle with the police, was arrested, while the victim was rescued, taken to hospital and handed over to the NYSC coordinator in the state.
The Lagos State Coordinator of the NYSC and family of the rescued corps member expressed gratitude to the commissioner of police for rescuing their daughter alive.”