Abductors kill LAUTECH student,1 other after payment of ransom

Kidnappers kill LAUTECH student, one other after collecting #5million ransome in Ogbomosho Main Entrance of the Ladoke Akintola University of Ogbomosho, LAUTECH

A student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Rachael Opadele who was reportedly abducted recently has been killed by her abductors after collecting a ransome of #5million naira.

The LAUTECH student was killed alongside a fellow hotel staff Olugbenga Owolabi who was also reportedly kidnapped with the student.

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Opadele before his demise was a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology but was working at the hotel due to the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities strike.

The duo were said to have been abducted on 29 July 2022 at the hotel located in Abaa area of Ogbomoso.

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Sources said the kidnappers had earlier demanded ransom for the release of the victims which was been taken to them but the kidnappers became angry when they noticed 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.

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TVC News gathered that a sum of N5m was paid but the kidnappers went ahead to kill the duo and a motorcyclist.

The Oyo state police command through it’s Spokesperson Adewale Osifeso said investigations are ongoing and updates on the issue would be provided accordingly.

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Rachael Opadele and the owner of the Hotel were abducted at the weekend and a ransom demand of 5 Million Naira was made and eventually paid.

The decision to kill the duo is one that has left many fuming with fellow students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Ogbomosho taking to the streets to protest the killing.

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There has been growing anxiety in Ogbomosho and Other towns in the Oke-Ogun axis of Oyo State follwoing the activities of criminal elements who are said to have been gradually moving down Soutyh from their strongholds in the Northern part of the Country.

The Kidnap and killing of Rachael and the Hotel owner is the latest in the series of abduction and attacks in Ogbomosho that has left the town on the edge.

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