Olugbade, the elder brother of the Masters student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Timothy Adegoke, who died in mysterious circumstances in the Hilton Hotel and Resorts, Ile Ife, Osun State, has narrated how he escaped from being kidnapped.
He noted that the incident happened around on Saturday 9pm in Eruwa, Oyo State.
Olugbade, whose family is from Eruwa, said he had gone to buy some items from a store not far from his house when some men made an attempt to force him into their car.
According to him, the intervention of the police and men of the Amotekun Corps saved him from the assailants.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Adegoke was declared missing on November 7 after he left Abuja to Ile-Ife to sit an exam at the OAU Distance Learning Centre, Moro campus.
The student was reported missing on Saturday, November 6 when he was not found at his exam hall and could not be reached by his wife and other family members.
Adegoke’s body was discovered after some suspects, including workers at the hotel, where he lodged between October 22 and November 5, 2021, were arrested by the police.
Olugbade said, “Three days ago, I went out to a store not far from our house to buy some things. It was around some minutes past 9pm.
“After buying the things, I came out of the store and was returning when I saw some men come out of a car that was parked close to the place. The car was parked there before I went to the store.
“The men just came towards me and said, ‘He is the one, go inside that car.’ They started pursuing me; they wanted to kidnap me.
“When I realised that, I started running, shouting and screaming and this attracted those nearby. The DPO, Eruwa division, tried and some policemen and Amotekun corps who were stationed at a nearby place came towards me.
“Immediately those men saw them, they ran back into their car and fled the area. In fact, the policemen and the Amotekun corps saved me from being kidnapped by those men.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, did not take his calls and also yet to reply to messages sent to him on the incident as of press time, PUNCH reports.
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