May 23, 2024

Abducted farmer killed despite family paying N2m ransom

The remains of an abducted farmer, Mr Wole Agboola, have been recovered from the bush in Aba-Odo, a few miles from where he was abducted.

Sources hinted Agboola was killed after his family allegedly paid about N2million ransom to his abductors.

A family source said they were expecting the release of Agboola four days after the ransom was paid but he could not be found, forcing the Police to embark on a search of the nearby forest where the body was later found.

His remains, which had started decomposing, were recovered on Monday by the Police and later deposited at the morgue by the family.

The deceased was abducted on his farm at Aba-odo Area, Olukitibi Village, Akinyele local government, Ibadan on December 28, 2020.

The abduction, which took place on a Monday, was said to have been carried out by suspected herdsmen with an army uniform.

A brother to the deceased, Olakunle Agboola, confirmed the killing of the farmer, adding that ransom was paid for the release.

Kunle said: “My brother, Wole Agboola was killed after a huge ransom was paid and we later found his body inside the bush near Aba Odo yesterday (Monday) at 6pm just a bit close to where he was abducted.”