Abducted 19-year-old girl escapes from kidnappers’ den

A 19-year-old girl, Moyinoluwa Abdulkareem, who was reportedly abducted by suspected kidnappers in Owo, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, has regained her freedom.

She was found on Sunday evening, at Idanre road in Akure, after escaping from the den of her kidnappers.

The young girl was said to have been kidnapped last Friday, in Owo, by a motorcycle rider while coming from the bank and her abductors forcefully took her away.

Narrating her ordeal, Moyinoluwa explained that she went to one of the new generation banks on Friday, after writing her exams and said “I boarded an okada to take me home but the okada man handed me over to the kidnappers who have been waiting in a car.

I queried the okada rider when he diverted from the road to the bush but he told me he was avoiding the police check point but when we got to the car, he handed me over after receiving an envelope.”

She said two pregnant women and two other boys have been in the captive of the kidnappers before she was abducted and they had to move the victims from the room to a more spacious room.

Explaining how she escaped, she said the abductors forgot to lock the door and she took the courage to run from the house into the bush and said “it took me close to 24 hours to get to Idanre, on Sunday morning, from their den.

“They drove us from Owo towards Akure before they diverted to Ilu Abo and we spent about 30 minutes driving in the forest before we got to our destination.

“The area and the building are isolated and they kept us in the house till the following morning before they left us without locking the door.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, said his men were on the matter, combing the whole environment to rescue other victims, saying a Special Squad of the police are on trail of the suspected criminals.

Joseph, however, advised the public to always be security conscious, especially before boarding a commercial vehicle and motorcycle.