Kidnap of Olugbade, the elder brother of Timothy Adegoke who died in mysterious circumstances at a hotel in Ile Ife, Osun State, has been foiled by police officers and Amotekun operatives.
Timothy who was a master’s student at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, had lodged at the Hotel and disappeared after a day. His corpse which was found dumped in a bush, was later taken in for autopsy.
Olugbade who has been actively demanding for justice for his late brother, told newsmen that the kidnap attempt occurred around 9pm in Eruwa, Oyo State on Saturday December 11.
He had gone to buy some items from a store not far from his house when some men tried forcing him into a car. A timely intervention by security operatives, saved him from the assailants.
“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 sector commander of the corps in Eruwa, Adeshina Sunday Adewale said;
“Thank God we were able to come to his rescue during the incident. We also had to offer him joint protection, together -with the Nigeria Police, on the night of the incident”.
The commander also added that he had a meeting with his superiors on the incident on November 12, and it was decided that an officer should be assigned to Olugbade for protection, starting from November 13.