Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
KIDNAPPED final year student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Rachael Opadele and hotelier, Olugbenga Owolabi, have been reportedly shot dead, after alleged payment of N5m of ransom demanded by their abductors.
Stonix News had reported that Rachael, who was kidnapped last Thursday at Abaa community in Surulere Local Government Area was yet to regain freedom in spite of efforts intensified by security agencies.
However, seven days after the dastardly act, it has been gathered that the kidnap victims have been shot dead by the gunmen.
It was learnt that the families of the victims effected the payment of the demanded ransom through an established link, who went to their hideout along the Ogbomoso-Ilorin expressway in a motorbike.
Anticipating possible arrest by the soldiers deployed to monitor the security situation in the Ogbomoso area, the gunmen became suspicious of the link person.
It was gathered that after collecting the demanded sum, they opened fire on the victims, the link person and the Okada riders.
The kidnap victims, as reliably informed, died on the spots while an Okada rider who escaped with bullet wounds is currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital.
When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso said an update would be provided.