LAUTECH student

The corpses of an hotelier, Olugbenga Owolabi; one of his employees and a final year student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Rachel Opadele; and a bike man have been recovered from the bush.

Last week, the hotelier and Rachel were abducted by kidnappers who demanded for N5 million as ransom to secure their release.

LAUTECH student

The ransom was raised and an okada rider was contracted to take a family member to the designated spot in the bush along Ogbomosho-Ilorin Expressway where the kidnappers asked them to drop the money.

After collecting the money, the kidnappers killed the okada rider on the spot while the family member sustained injuries. They also killed the kidnapped victims and dumped their corpses in the bush.

A family source said the kidnappers became angry and killed the victims because of the increased military presence at the LAUTECH area.

LAUTECH student

Unknown to them that the soldiers were not there because of the kidnapped victims and were only there to beef up security in Ogbomosho due to the increasing rate of kidnapping.

In a new development, the bodies of the victims have been recovered from the bush and deposited at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital mortuary.

Meanwhile, angry students and youths of the community, on Wednesday, staged a protest in Ogbomoso over the killing of the victims.

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