A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) was shot and four policemen kidnapped by hoodlums in Ogun State Saturday.
However, the State Police Command later rescued three out of four abducted by hoodlums at Aba Tuntun community in Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Oyeyemi said that a Constable, Mr Emmanuel Gene, was still being held captive by the hoodlums.
“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Ijebu-Igbo, led his team to the place on Thursday with vigilantes and recovered six single barrel guns, 16 Dane guns, 16 cartridges and arrested the suspects.
“While taking the suspects and the weapons to the station, some hoodlums ambushed them and abducted four of the policemen.
“They shot the DPO in the arm and freed the suspects.
“We have rescued three of the policemen abducted. We don’t know the whereabouts of the constable among them.
“We have arrested three suspects and they are helping us in the investigation,” Oyeyemi stated.