A student of Business Administration, Kwara State University, Malete, Mr. Rilwan Adeleye, escaped death by a whisker after four days in suspected ritual killers’captivity.
Narrating his miraculous escape to our correspondent in Ilorin, Adeleye said on March 29, he boarded a taxi cab at Challenge Junction, Ilorin, Kwara State, en route to Taiwo Road, Ilorin.
He said, I wanted to go and withdraw some money my father had sent to me.
I stopped a taxi cab, which had two other passengers, and told the driver that I wanted to go to somewhere around Taiwo.
On our way, the driver took a wrong route. So, I challenged the man and asked him why he wanted to pass through that way. The man said he wanted to avoid the traffic hold-up. That was all I could remember.
Adeleye said he later became unconscious, only to find himself in an uncompleted building.
He said, Later, when I started recovering, I could faintly remember that they took me to an uncompleted building. Then I found myself in a room. I was the only person inside.
I noticed that someone came in and drew blood from my body with a syringe.”
According to him, some of his captors came later and beat him mercilessly to the extent that he sustained a fracture in his arm.
21-year-old Adeleye said it was apparent by the anger of the ritual killers that his blood was not accepted for ritual purpose.
After much beating, he said his captors took him to a roadside and dumped him there but his friends saw him and took him home.
He stated that the whole incident lasted for four days; from March 29 to April 1.