Kidnapped final year student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Rachael Opadele and hotelier Olugbenga Owolabi have been reportedly shot dead after alleged payment of N5m of ransom demanded by the gunmen
Rachael who was kidnapped last Thursday at Abaa community in Surulere local government area was yet to regain freedom in spite of efforts intensified by security agencies.
The Network gathered on Wednesday that the kidnappers killed the abductees after collecting the N5 million ransom placed of on them.
Our source who preferred anonymity disclosed that the families of the victims rallied round to raise the demanded ransom but were shocked to receive the news of their death.
It was gathered that the families of the victims effect the payment of the demanded ransom through an established link who went to their hideout along Ogbomoso-Ilorin expressway in a motorbike otherwise known as Okada.
Anticipating possible arrest by the soldiers deployed to monitor the security situation in Ogbomoso area, the gunmen became suspicious of the link person.
It was gathered after collecting the demanded sum, they opened fire on the victims, the link person and the okada riders.
The kidnap victims, as reliably informed died on the spot while an okada riders who escaped with bullet wounds is currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital.
When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso said update would be provided.
His words “You would be provided updates accordingly, please.”