Marvelous Omobobola, an undergraduate student at Lagos State Polytechnic, was kidnapped by a kidnapping group in the state and released after his family paid a ransom of N200,000.

Punch the subway It is understood Omobobola went to school on Saturday to sign the SIWES form.

After finishing, the undergraduate boarded a tricycle and headed to his dormitory in the Odogunyan area of ​​Ikorodu, Lagos state.

The 28-year-old said the tricycle driver was taking him and other passengers to their destination in Odogunyan when he swerved into the street to avoid traffic ahead.

Omobobola said the tricycle driver was driving down the street to connect to the highway when he suddenly pulled over next to a bus that was close to bushes.

He said he and other passengers were lamenting the sudden stop by bushes around 5 p.m. when some armed men disembarked from the bus, pounced on them and took them away.

Recounting his ordeal to our reporter, Omobobola said: “I went to the school on Saturday to sign my SIWES form because we will start the exam on Monday.

“When I finished around 5pm, I boarded a tricycle from school to my dormitory in Odogunyan. There was traffic along the way, so the tricycle driver diverted to a street.

“Three of us sat in the back of the tricycle and one sat next to the tricycle operator in the front. We asked him why he left the road and he told us it was because of traffic.

“Suddenly, the tricycle driver stopped next to a bus and some men with guns came at us and ordered us to get on the bus which was parked near the bushes. When we got into the bus, we met on the bus. There are some people.”

The tricycle drivers left to bring more victims, Omobobola said, adding that the kidnappers confiscated their mobile phones and kept them isolated from the outside world.

The undergraduate said: “They took us into the bush and someone came here and priced us like goats. Some of our group were taken to a room where they were killed and well-dressed men came with coolers. Store their body parts.

“When we were asked to take off our clothes, one of the kidnappers saw the crucifix of the Celestial Church on my waist and put me aside. He asked me what the cross was for and I told him I was from heaven .

“Then he gave me back the phone and asked the person who called me before their leader Alhaji came to pay the ransom for me. He said that when their leader came back, he couldn’t help me because Alhaji made money for politicians and others Procuring human organs. He said if he found me there, I would be killed.”

The kidnappers used Omobobola’s phone to contact his mother, Ronke, and demanded a ransom of N700,000.

Our reporters were with Ronke when she began negotiations with the suspects and heard them tell her that she had a choice between buying a coffin to bury her son and raising money to secure his release.

The kidnappers later agreed to take N200,000 and hung up to see the aggrieved mother begging for money from people, including church members, and managed to raise N100,000.

In an interview with our reporter, Ronke said: “I’m not who I am when I talk to you. I hear people crying on the phone and my son says the kidnappers cut up two people like cows in a slaughterhouse.” throat. I was told to transfer N100,000 to my son’s account for his release.”

The reporter of this newspaper quickly contacted the state police chief Abiodun Alabi, who detailed the divisional police officer of the Odogunyan police station to investigate the case.

Omobobola’s phone number was sent to the DPO, which traced calls to that number.

However, after the college student’s mother paid N100,000, the kidnapper borrowed N100,000 from an online credit company using Omobobola’s phone number after using his ATM card to withdraw money from the point-of-sale operator.

It is understood the borrowed money was also retrieved and the victim was released at around 2am on Sunday.

Our reporter was contacted by Lanre Kuye, director of information and public relations at Lagos State Polytechnic, which has just been informed of the case.

He added, “We will file a complaint with the Lagos State Police Command to prevent future incidents against staff and students.”

When contacted, State Police Public Relations Officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the command was handling the matter, adding that arrests would be made shortly.



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