An armed gang has shot dead an officer of the Ogun State-owned security agency known as Ogun State So-Safe Corps, Sofolahan Olanrewaju, as unidentified woman was also kidnapped at an event centre in Abeokuta.
Sofolahan was killed by the armed men around 9.30pm on Sunday at the Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar & Event Centre in Soyoye, Abeokuta at the Abeokuta North Local Government Area of state.
The victim, who was attached to the Oke-Ogun division of the So-Safe Corps, was reportedly shot dead while calling for reinforcement from his security agency to prevent abduction of the woman.
The spokesman of the Corps, Moruf Yusuf, in a statement, said: “On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at about 2150hrs, a team of yet-to-be-identified kidnap syndicate carried out their dastardly act at Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar & 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 their toes to bring the culprits to book and to ensure they make the axis safer and secure for the good citizens of the State.
“Sofolahan Olanrewaju was an active and committed man, his death is a great loss to the corps. His body had been deposited at the State Hospital Morgue, Ijaye Abeokuta.”