Police operatives under the Ondo State Police Command, yesterday afternoon shot dead a member of a kidnap gang who abducted Mrs. Grace Faduyile, the wife of the traditional ruler of Ikoya in Okitipupa area of the state.
According to Femi Joseph, the spokesman of the command, he said that;
“Immediately the command received the information about the monarch’s wife’s abduction, a team of policemen went after the kidnappers in conjunction with the local hunters.
“The hoodlums later abandoned the victims and ran into the bush. But the combined team went after them and there was an exchange of fire which led to the death of one of them. The others escaped with bullet injuries.”
Joseph added that the victim was rescued unhurt.
The police and local hunters are also still trying to track down the fleeing members of the kidnap gang who fled away with bullet wounds.