Some gunmen believed to be kidnappers have killed at least 3 persons in Ogbomoso town in Oyo state, including the duo of Olugbenga Owolabi and Rachael Opadele who were abducted recently.
One of the victims, according to report, is a hotelier, named Owolabi who recently returned to Ogbomoso while Opadele is a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) but was working at the hotel.
It was also gathered that the duo of Owolabi and Opadele were abducted on 29 July 2022 at the hotel located in Abaa area of Ogbomoso.
Source said the kidnappers had earlier demanded ransom for the release of the victims.
It was also gathered that the motorcyclist was shot dead in anger, while the ransom carrier is currently receiving medical treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
It was learnt that the kidnappers became angry when they became aware of the presence of soldiers at the LAUTECH area.
It was learnt that the soldiers stormed Ogbomoso on Tuesday, to provide security sequel to the increasing waves of kidnapping in the area.
The source added that the matter has been reported at Igbon Police Division.
“They have killed them. They demanded ransom and we sent someone who promised to deliver it.
“We saw a motorcyclist who said he can go. He said that he will collect five thousand naira and we paid.
“But, the kidnappers after collecting the money went ahead to kill them. Don’t mention my name because I don’t want anyone to be looking for me. We have reported the case at Igbon police station”.