Olugbade Adegoke, the elder brother of the late Timothy Adegoke who died in mysterious circumstances in the Hilton Hotel and Resorts, Ile Ife, Osun State, hasnarrated how he escaped being kidnapped by some suspected kidnappers on Saturday.
Olugbade said that, the incident happened around 9pm in Eruwa, Oyo State.Olugbade, whose family is from Eruwa, has been demanding for justice for his late brother.
He 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.
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 which rang out.He had also yet to reply to messages sent to him on the incident as of press time.Olugbade’s younger brother, Timothy, who was a master’s student at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, lodged in Hilton Hotel and disappeared after a day.
His corpse, which was dumped in a bush, was later exhumed for an autopsy.