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Oyo: Bandits angrily kill abducted victims after collecting ransom

The victims were reportedly shot dead on Tuesday evening by the kidnappers after collecting N5 million as ransom.

• August 3, 2022
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The abducted student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Rachael Opadele; a Hotelier, Olugbenga Owolabi and one other, have been killed by their abductors.

Ms Opadele, who was working with the hotelier (Owolabi), due to the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), was abducted on Friday in Ogbomoso.

The victims were reportedly shot dead on Tuesday evening by the kidnappers after collecting N5 million as ransom.

A family source, who pleaded anonymity, said that a motorcycle operator, who carried the man with the ransom to the designated spot in the bush, was also killed, while the ransom carrier sustained injuries.

The source said that the abductees and motorcycle operator were shot dead in anger, while the ransom carrier is currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital.

The ransom was taken to the bush on Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway, around Igbon area.

According to the source, the kidnappers became angry when they noticed the presence of soldiers at the LAUTECH area.

Soldiers had stormed Ogbomoso on Tuesday in order to beef up security as a result of the increasing rate of kidnapping in the area.

When contacted, SP Adewale Osifeso, the Police Public Relations Officer, who neither confirmed nor denied the reports, promised to get back to our reporter. He failed to do so hours after.

(NAN)

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