May 26, 2024

So-Safe officer falls during gun duel with kidnappers in Ogun

So-Safe Officer falls during gun duel with kidnappers in Ogun

*SC Saheed Ogunrinde

The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps also known as So-Safe Corps has lost one of its gallant Officers to kidnappers in Orile-Imo in Ogun.

This is contained in a press release issued from the Office of the State Commander, Commander (Dr) Soji Ganzallo through the Office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf.

On Tuesday, the 30th of May 2023, the Corps received information that two people were killed and the other two were kidnapped in Awo Village (Abule Awo), Orile-Imo in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area.

Ganzallo revealed that the So-Safe Corps Special Team Owode-Egba Area Command led by the Area Operation Officer, SC Saheed Ogunrinde and the team of Police, embarked on a mission to rescue unhurt, the kidnap victim’s same day, but all efforts to track the suspects proved abortive.

Ganzallo noted that on Wednesday, 31st May 2023, the So-Safe team and the Police returned to the affected area to carry out a thorough search which extends to the Interchange axis. And there was a green light that the syndicates will be captured.

Ganzallo bitterly expressed that it was so sad that the kidnap suspects, on sighting the joint operations of the So-Safe Corps and the Police, opened fire and the bullet hit the operation leader of the So-Safe Corps, SC Saheed Ogunrinde and he fell and died as a result of too much blood gushing from the bullet wound.

His rifle and phone were taken away by the syndicates and effort is ongoing to capture the crime suspects and to recover the property of the Corps from them.

Ganzallo said that the remains of the fallen heroes have been taken to his residence at Ajura, Orile-Imo and were buried according to the Muslim rites.

We hereby sympathize with the family and prayed that Almighty Allah who giveth and taketh life gives the family, friends, and the children left behind by the deceased and the So-Safe Corps Family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.


The Commander So-Safe, Ganzallo, then reiterated the commitment of the So-Safe Corps and assure all the law-abiding citizens of the State that their security and safety remain the priority of the agency.

The ugly incident can never dull the agency’s morale rather it strengthens it more. We are not going to rest on our oars until these criminals say goodbye to our land he concluded.

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