Kidnap of 20 victims on Kara Bridge is untrue- Police 

CITIZENS COMPASS– OGUN state Police Command has debunked some social media reports claiming that 20 persons were kidnapped by bandits, on Kara Bridge, along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Spokesperson of the Command, in a statement signed on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 described the news as nothing but fake and lies from the pit of hell.

“The attention of Ogun state Police Command has been drawn to news circulating on social media that 20 people were kidnapped by bandits on Kara bridge along Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

“In order to dispel the wicked rumor which is capable of causing panic in the mind of the public, the command wishes to inform the public that the said news is nothing but fake and lies from the pit of hell.

“There is nothing like kidnapping of one talkless of 20 persons at the Kara bridge or anywhere along Lagos- Ibadan expressway.

Those behind the fake news are mere mischief makers, who always derive joy from causing unnecessary panic in the minds of innocent members of the public.

“The general public are hereby advised to discountenance the fake news as nothing of such happened at the said Kara bridge.

“In view of the road construction work going on in that axis, the commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered 24hrs surveillance patrol of the area to checkmate the activities of hoodlums who might wanted to take advantage of the traffic jams to perpetrate evils.”

Earlier, a pastor, Mr Gbenga Obaleye has revealed that about 20 persons were kidnapped early this morning by bandits around the Kara area between Lagos and Ogun State.

In a post on his Facebook page, Obaleye urged the police and other security agencies to do something urgent, saying he could not believe that the criminal elements were now operating everywhere. 

According to him, “This is not spoiling any tribe, my members in my church were coming from camp this morning at 5:30am, the fulanis came out from the KARA where they use to sell cows, 20 people have been taken into the bush, that little bush, my members left the car and ran back, shooting, they came back all money, laptop ATM have been taken, the phone they stole we used now to locate where they are as at 7am, pls police in Ogun axis pls help us not to disturb people in that area, truly they are all over I can’t believe this.”


In another post, Obaleye said he was sure that the bandits were targeting members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) returning from the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. 

“Kara is dangerous now when you are coming from Camp, the fulanis almost kidnapped members of my church 30mins ago, am sure they are targeting people coming from camp,” Obaleye said.


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