Two victims of abduction, a cocoa dealer identified as Idowu Shaba and a yet-to-be-identified lady have reportedly escaped from their kidnappers den while they fell asleep in the forest.
THE PUNCH reports that the two victims were captured on their way to Ido Ani at Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday, to attend a church programme, when the hoodlums dragged them into the bush.
A source narrated that, after the abduction, the kidnappers had demanded N10 million ransom from the victim’s family before they escaped.
According to the source, Shaba had pretended to be deeply asleep, snoring heavily in the night.
He said; “After the abductors saw that the victims had slept off, they too fell asleep. Shaba seized the opportunity to carry their weapons and used their sharp cutlasses to kill two of them and wounded another who ran away.
“He took his abductors’ Ak-47 rifles, cutlasses, and other dangerous weapons in their possession and he used the opportunity to rescue the other lady and both escaped.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident but said the victim escaped but did not kill the abductors.
He explained; “The victim did not tell the police that he killed the abductors. He just said he escaped while the kidnappers had fallen asleep.”