Kidnapped Ondo community leader, Bashiru Adekile, dies three weeks after release
An Ondo community leader, Bashiru Adekile, has died three weeks after he was released from kidnappers den.
Late Adekile was abducted alongside three other victims including a traditional ruler while traveling along Ago Panu axis of Owo-Ikare road in Ondo state, on Thursday evening, August 4, 2022.
The victims were held captive for three days in the forest before being freed on Saturday evening, August 6, by their abductors along the Owo/ lkare highway after paying N4m ransom.
Adekile passed away on Thursday, September 1, after spending days in the hospital for medical treatment.
Adekile, who had been on medication before he was kidnapped, was immediately rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention after he regained freedom.
According to the family source, he had been hospitalised since his release due to an internal injury he sustained while in the captive of the kidnappers.
Meanwhile, an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded the suspected kidnappers who abducted late Adekile and four others.
The suspects, llyasu Lawal, 27, Mohammadu Abubakar Siddi, 26, Garba Bature, 36, Abubakar Dengy, 20 and Mohammed Moshere, 25, were arraigned for unlawful possession of weapons, armed robbery and kidnapping.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Adesegun, informed the court that the defendants shot the head of one Adejoro Muda, the driver conveying the victims.
Adesegun said the suspects carted away one Samsung Galaxy note 8 valued at N143,000 and one itel Android phone valued at N47,000, including a cash sum of N36,000.
The prosecutor said the offences were contrary to and punishable under Section 6,(A&B)1,2,3(1) (b),3 of Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap 147, Vol.4, Laws of Ondo State Nigeria, 2006
Presiding Magistrate, Mayomi Olanipekun, ordered the suspects remanded to Olokuta Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the DPP and adjourned the case to November 29, for legal advice.