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Residents of Obada-Oko community in Abeokuta North local government area of Ogun state have begun search for N10 million and some drugs include Coding to give the gunmen that kidnapped three of them as ransom .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted three residents of Obada Oko on Saturday and injured one other .
The kidnappers reportedly shot one person Razaq Lasisi while struggling to kidnap him but , later escaped from them .
Narrating his ordeal , the survivor , Razaq Lasisi said he narrowly escaped from the kidnappers.
Lasisi who spoke with our correspondent in a telephone call said the incident happened on Saturday .
Lasisi , a former secondary school principal narrated that on his way returning home from his place of work around 9pm , there was an attempt to kidnap him .
He said the spot where the kidnapers wanted to abduct him was called Ogba Kehinde a stone’s throw to his house.
He said he saw a car with all the doors opened being packed at the entrance of the Ogba Kehinde.
According to him,, Ogba Kehinde is a six acres of land with some buildings on that land but since some years back, the land has been abadoned by the owner.
Lasisi said the palace was being used for a poultry farm long time before Obada-Oko developed to the present situation .
He claimed that the buildings on the acres of land now harbour criminal.
Speaking on the fate of the kidnapped victims ,Lasisi said the kidnappers have called the community and demanded a sum of N10 million and some hard drugs as ransom .
His words “the kidnappers have called today and asked us to pay N10 million before they can release their victims .
“They said we should come along with packs of coding , marijuana , water and food as ransom .
“But, after serious appeals , they have reduced the ransom to N1.5 million with coding , water and food “.
While narrating his ordeal , he said “As I was about to alight from the car, a man came out from a hidden place infront of my car, where there is a barbing saloon and two other people came out at the back of the car.
“The one that came out from the side of the Barbing saloon pointed a gun at me.
“Immediately I tried to escape, he shot me, but, glory be to God Almighty.
“He shot me twice, and as I was about to move faster, one grabbed me and I gave the person a heavy blow which made him to leave me.
“So, when they realized that I was shot and God saved me from their gun shot, the second one which I gave the Punch to, used the gunboot to hit me on the head, hoping that I will fall but, I didn’t fall.
“Blood spread all over my body and I have to run down to my neighbour’s house because my neighbour’s house was behind me, but, fortunately for him, he was coming behind me, we have passed through the junction of his house.
“So, I have to run back to his house and I told him that it was a kidnappers’ attack because obviously, the person that attacked me looks like Fulani man.
“So, I told him immediately that he should take me to Aro Psychiatric hospital because I felt that was the only place I could be treated.”
He however raised the alarm that the community had arrested one of the suspected kidnappers who reportedly came to spy on the community .
Lasisi begged that the suspect must not be released so as not to constitute a security threat to the people that arrested him .
When contacted ,the Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident .
Oyeyemi said one suspect has-been arrested in connection with the incident .
Oyeyemi said ” Yes. it is true . The suspected arrested is a strong member of the kidnappers .
“We have commenced the investigation and we would soon arrest them.”
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