At least seven persons have been arrested by the Ogun state police command in connection with the attempted murder of three brothers, who were kidnapped in the state on Wednesday.
The hoodlums invaded Ayegbe village, near Lisa community in Ifo Local Government Area of the state and whisked away the trio of Saheed Owolabi Sosanya, Gbenga Soyemi Sosanya and Abiodun Soyemi Sosanya to Sonde village.
It was gathered that since the ugly incident, the police at Sango Area Command have declared a village head, identified as Ogunsola Wasiu and some others who were the evil minds behind the attack on the village wanted.
A close police source while confirming the incident said that the heavily armed gang stormed the village and launched a bloody attack on the people working on a building site in the community. The armed men inflicted injuries on many of the labourers in the site before abducting the three brothers.
However, the kidnapped brothers were taken to Oro Shrine at Sonde village where they were tied for hours. Fortunately for the Sosanyas, the men of Agbado Divisional Police station came to their recue after a distress call from concerned persons.
Recounting his ordeal, one of the victims, Abiodun said, “We were on site when two Volkswagen Vanagon buses drove into the village and before we knew anything, about 50 people, armed with cutlasses, guns and other dangerous weapons jumped out of the buses and started shooting.”
“We all ran in different directions. I heard many people shouting but at the end of the day, three of us were captured and beaten thoroughly, before we were tied and taken to the Oro shrine at Sonde village,” he added.
Abbey, as he is fondly called by friends claimed they narrowly escaped death as their abductors headed by one Ade Ijaiya were already making plans to behead them before the timely arrival of the policemen from Agabdo police station.
The police invasion disrupted their evil plans, thus, the people in connection with the incident, Ganiu Ogunsola , Ade Ijaiya, and others were taken away in the police van.