Kidnap survivor, 14, says kidnappers beheaded helper’s son inside Ondo den


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A 14-year-old kidnap survivor, Felix Adekunle, has narrated the horrors he saw inside the den of kidnappers that kidnapped him on Monday.

Adekunle, who hawks slippers, said that kidnappers operating inside a Toyota Camry car with tinted glasses got hold of him at Okemapo area of Owo in Owo LGA of Ondo State.

He said the would-be kidnappers had tricked him into bending to pick one of his wares which they lied had fallen when one of them alighted from the vehicle and dragged him inside.

“I later found myself in a dilapidated blue bungalow in a forest. I don’t know the name of that area. Inside the building, I saw a woman crying with her hands tied to her back and I also saw the headless body of a young person.

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“I asked the woman, who the headless person was and she responded that it was her child. At that moment, I was hearing the men’s voices in another section of the house. The woman later told me to untie the rope from her hands and we fled together.

“While fleeing, the woman fell. She called me back and gave me N500 and said I should keep running and never look back. I heard gunshots from the house while I was escaping; I had to run faster.

“When I got to the main road, I saw some people selling bread by the roadside and narrated my ordeal to them. They called the police, but there was no response; they later got in touch with the Amotekun Corps, who responded swiftly and took me to their office,” Adekunle said.

The Commander, Amotekun Corps in Ondo, Chief Adetunji Adeleye handed the boy over to his mother, Mrs Abosede Adekunle, on Tuesday.

“The victim explained that the only thing he could remember was a Camry car without a number plate and with tinted glasses. He added that he became unconscious immediately he was pushed into the car.

“He explained to us that the area, where he was kidnapped from, was isolated as he could not call on anyone. We took him away from the danger zone to our office, where he narrated his experience that three men tricked him that one of his wares had fallen off and dragged him into their vehicle and zoomed off to an unknown place and that he managed to escape from the place,” he said.

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