A pair and a 35-year-old man who had been kidnapped final week in Ondo State have faulted the claims of the police that it rescued the trio from their abductors.
Based on the victims, a complete of N12 million naira was collected as ransom by the abductors earlier than they had been launched.
The couple, Mr and Mrs Gbenga Ibikunle had been final week kidnapped at Uso alongside Owo-Akure freeway whereas on their means from Ebonyi to Akure, the state capital, whereas a 35-year-old, Olatunbosun Johnson, was kidnapped inside Uso group the place he was packing sand on a farm.
The Ondo State Police Command had final week Friday by way of its spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said that the victims had been rescued on the forest the place they had been taken to after the command dispatched its tactical squad for a rescue mission into the forest.
ASP Ikoro had stated “We heard they had been asking for N20 million ransom, however we’re not fascinated about that. Slightly we’re going after them. We rescued the couple and we’re going to get the perpetrators.”
Talking on the event on Monday, Mr Gbenga Ibikunle stated the police, troopers in addition to the Amotekun corps had been nowhere to be discovered throughout their ordeal within the palms of the abductors.
Based on the sufferer, his household raised N2m which the abductors collected earlier than he was launched alongside together with his spouse.
He added that N10 million was paid as ransom for the discharge of the third sufferer, Olatunbosun.
Ibikunle stated, “That’s a giant lie. All through the horrific expertise, we didn’t see anybody of safety operatives. I even felt that throughout the cost of ransom, they (safety brokers) should have laid an ambush for the abductors regardless of that the ransom was paid on the freeway.
“We didn’t come throughout any police, Amotekun or troopers. The police didn’t understand how I acquired dwelling till I went to the Anti-Kidnapping squad to jot down an announcement the next day.”
Additionally, corroborating his declare, Olatubosun maintained that his household cuffed out N10 million as cost of ransom earlier than he was launched.
The victims emphasised that the ransom was delivered on the Owo-Akure freeway with none problem by safety companies