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Ogun Police Arrest Man for 'Kidnapping' Traffic Warden

Ogun Police Arrest Man for 'Kidnapping' Traffic Warden

By AfricanOutlook Reporter

A 27-year-old man Tosin Owolola has run into troubled waters in Abeokuta, following his arrest by the police for  allegedly abducting a traffic warden at Iyana Mortuary area of the town.

Accused: Tosin Owolola

The police command said the incident occurred on Saturday, when the traffic warden was at his point in Abeokuta and flagged down the man driving his car against the traffic at Iyana Mortuary, but the suspect hit the traffic warden who fell on the hood (bonnet) of the car.


Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi told newsmen that the suspect kept on driving for a distance, more than 4 kilometers (about two and a half miles), with the traffic warden on the hood of his car.  According to him, it took the efforts of  members of the public and other police men on patrol, who were responded to the distress call, to rescue the traffic warden from the man in the Kemta Idi Aba 'jungle,' when he eventually stopped.


Police said, the suspect, who was heavily drunk, is a technician with an Ordinary National Diploma, OND, in Business Studies from the Lagos State Polytechnic, and hails from Imo, Abeokuta, in Abeokuta South Local Government of Ogun State.


"The State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, directed the matter be thoroughly investigated and that the suspect should in addition be subjected to medical evaluation before he would be charged to court to face the full wrath of the law, as such will serve as deterrent to others who are fond of harassing and assaulting security agents on duty," he said.


"The Commissioner of Police also warned that such act will no longer be tolerated for it's the duty of the command to take welfare of our personnel serious; and urged the general public to accord adequate respect to all security agents who are being deployed to perform their statutory and/or special duties within the state," Adejobi stressed.