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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Photo: Tortured boy rescued from kidnappers’ den in Ogun state

A young boy (pictured left) was recused from a house in Ota, Ogun state just as he was about to be killed for ritual. Below is the full story from Punch

Fate smiled on an unidentified young boy hawking on Alhaji Jamiu Sulaimon Street in Itele, Ota area of Ogun State on Tuesday evening as he was rescued from kidnappers in the area, just as he was about to be killed.
No 3, Alhaji Jamiu Sulaimon, where the boy was rescued is unarguably one of the most beautiful houses on the street but no one could have imagined the horror discovered behind its high walls.
When a Punch correspondent visited the scene on Wednesday morning, a police patrol vehicle was stationed in front of the compound to ward off curious residents and looters.

Upon gaining access to the house, it did not take long for the correspondent to notice a spatter of blood on the walls of almost all the toilets in the house. One particular toilet had more heavy smears of blood on its walls and door.

A resident of the street, Abdulateef Isa, told the Punch correspondent that the rescued boy used to hawk belts on the street.

Isa said, 
“The boy is Igbo, he sells belts and he is known by many in this area even though we don’t really know his name. He was hawking with his friend yesterday (Tuesday) before this whole issue came to light. His friend, who is also an Igbo boy, knew when he was called into the compound but when he waited for more than 30 minutes and his friend had not come out, he raised the alarm.”
A police officer from the Itele Police Division said residents of the area came to the station to report on Tuesday evening that a boy who went into a compound to sell had gone missing.
“Our divisional police officer instantly issued a search warrant and detached a team to the compound. When we got there, a large number of residents had gathered and we had to be strategic in controlling them for us to gain access.
“We got there and met a young man who said he was the brother of the owner of the house. He started opening each of the rooms, acting calm and repeating that, ‘See for yourself, each room is empty.’
“But our DPO insisted that she perceived an odour that was abnormal. She asked one of us to climb through a window and check the corner of a toilet. And there was the boy, covered in blood. He was even too weak to shout.
“From the look of things, the kidnappers had already attempted to kill the boy but hurriedly abandoned him and fled because the victim’s friend raised the alarm. The man we arrested must have been given order to stay behind and divert suspicion.”
The boy was said to have been blinded in one eye as caked blood covered one of his eye sockets. There was a bloody deep gash on his neck also, which was suspected to have come from an attempt to slaughter him.

The Punch correspondent learnt that the boy was immediately rushed to the hospital while the man found in the house was arrested. The agent in charge of the house was also later arrested.

Few minutes after the police left the compound, the residents set the house ablaze and every valuable in the house was destroyed.

A four-bedroom bungalow, painted in and out with fancy paint, it was clear the house was built by a wealthy person.
Residents said the house was completed about three years ago.
“The generator in this house runs all day long,” one resident said. “The men we see coming in and going out of the house keep to themselves. All we know is that so many people come into the house. Nobody has gone missing on this street before, so nobody had any reason to suspect anything,” Mr. Olusegun Adio, who lives a few houses down the street, said.
One of the leaders of the community, Alhaji Isa Jimoh, who notified the police about the missing boy, said he never had any inkling that kidnappers could be operating a den in the area.
Jimoh, who lives about seven houses away from the horror house, said, 
“I have no idea who owns that house and I have no idea when it was built. The short time it was built from start to finish, I was not around then.
“When I got report that a child who was hawking and called inside the compound never came out, I had to inform the police because I realised it was not the duty of residents to storm the place.
“The first time the police came, the place was under lock and key. They went back to their office and when they came back, they broke the gate, arrested a man inside there and discovered the boy almost dead on the floor of one of the toilets.”
Jimoh said no one had ever been missing in the area, which was why they probably did not suspect any criminal activity in the house.

Spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspects arrested in the case have been transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
He said, 
 “Our men from the Itele Division moved in as soon as they got a report about the house suspected to be used by kidnappers and succeeded in rescuing the boy alive even though he was in bad shape.
“The boy will pull through as he is currently receiving treatment in a hospital. In the meantime, the Comissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the case. Efforts are being made to apprehend other accomplices who fled the house. This is just an evidence of our determination to stamp out criminality in this state.”
Culled from Punch

96 Comments:

  • At 14 June 2014 at 23:44 , Blogger TENYHOLA BADOOLINA said...

    If not 4 God and his friend, d boy woulda bin history by now! God punish u evil pple!

     
  • At 14 June 2014 at 23:50 , Blogger Olaleye Adisa said...

    Na wha o, where are we going in this country? Bad and wicked peolpe are full everywhere. God I beg help ur boy o. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

     
  • At 14 June 2014 at 23:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    First to comment
    This one na wickedness. This world self, tufia

     
  • At 14 June 2014 at 23:56 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    OMG I couldn't read again. What a wicked world. Hey what is really happening. Humans now see their kind like nothing.
    This is an evil act, imagine others that weren't this lucky to have emerged alive.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:04 , Blogger hilary obiorah said...

    Why burn the house? Will it bring the dead back or will it raise money to cure the boy? When will Nigerians learn that violence never pays?!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And Nigerian destroy evidence from a crime scene... what on earth is wrong..... don't they know the will need to come back n comb d place....#itirejoor#

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    4rm BH to kidnapping again! Only God can save us in dis bloody country

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:09 , Blogger wilheminna moses said...

    Hmmmmm! Blood of God! De bera find dem............ Ndi ogun state tufia unu na rituals!!!!!!! Shuu! Dem doo unaa??????

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:11 , Anonymous sonia paloma said...

    Wow... thank God the police reacted quickly. If any more time was wasted heaven knows this story would have been a different one. The wickedness of some people in this world leaves one speechless.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:16 , Anonymous BB luv said...

    They shouldn't have razed the house ,now all the evidences are gone!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The government should automatically give the death penalty to those involved in human trafficking for rituals. There needs to be a strong message sent that this kind of behaviour will not be accepted. It sickens me to see how people are preyed on for someone's sick fantasy.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:24 , Blogger Rare Gem said...

    Oh my God. Na only God knw wetin dem go don do 4 d poor boy now. *smh*

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:46 , Blogger DOBY DOBY said...

    Dis is God working. . Thnk God hes safe

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    well done NPF una try for dis one, dat boi ve smting to offer.#THAT AKWA IBOM BOY#

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 00:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My God, you are faithful!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 02:11 , Blogger C.E.O ST. KIZITO BOUTIQUEz said...

    Tell them

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 02:54 , Blogger nella said...

    To think that these people may still walk free angers me and makes me wish jungle justice had prevailed...I don't trust NPF one bit!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 02:58 , Blogger ihuaku udeagha said...

    Thank God he was rescued. Some people are worst than Bokoharam, if we complain, they'll complain more than us. God into ur hands I commit my family.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 03:17 , Blogger Omo said...

    Uhmm evil people everywhere, and this man might be someone husband or father o, ehn, what s going on in d country? Ritual killings everywhere, and this guy will go about walking freely and act like a normal person everywhere he goes, look at the face of a killer, may holt ghost destroy you and your lot.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 03:50 , Blogger Alagbado-ode said...

    Pls. Police should also focus on who masterminded d razing of d building. Some of d socalled residents might have been part of the ritualists trying to cover up for d gang by destroying evidences.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 04:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Evidence gone!!!!what if there are evidence linking the house to another kidnappers den. Don't they thnk they would have been able to save more lives or even catch the owner of the house since his personal effects will be there. Illiteracy is definitely a disease

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 04:31 , Anonymous AyekYe said...

    I still have nightmares from the ibadan one. That was horrific. About 200 pairs of shoes, several school u uniforms, wigs, girls bags and when the place was discovered, the resident and police could hear banging but could not pinpoint where the noise was coming from underground..nigeria is dead. Too many greedy heartless people

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 04:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a very blessed boy. This is beyond horrible sha

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 04:40 , Anonymous Adulay said...

    I used to be so tripped and impressed by wealthy naijas. Not anymore. I dont trust anyone anymore. Greedey heartless bastards. These ritualists obviously dont give a fuck about their kids too cos if they dont get punished, their kids will for sure

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 04:48 , Anonymous Me said...

    Shut up, u airhead! Maybe u should have been slaughtered instead of the poor little boy! Ewu

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 04:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Could be a set up,because the house was burnt. The boy could have been planted,another possibility!......I know the extent people or cops can do to get rid of one . Anyway,I could still be wrong with my theory.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 05:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ppl are wicked oooo. Ah! Diaris God ooo. Hmmm. See how Nigerians are soiling our land with the blood of the innocent.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 05:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God the little boy is alive. Some people are desperately wicked.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 05:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Burning the house makes very little sense...there goes all the evidence.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 06:21 , Blogger Chikams Sam said...

    This is horrible.. God save us!!!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 06:28 , Blogger kolawole akindele said...

    Tayad of dese ritual cases now. GOD HELP US OOOO

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 06:31 , Blogger motunrayo olaide said...

    Thank God for the boy's frnd who noticed on time.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 06:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God is alive

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 06:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    illiteracy....how can they burn down the house? OMG....how do they expect to find out more atrocities....? intact, what if there had been some other victims locked up somewhere in the house too... OMG, OMG...when will Nigerians understand that stupidity wont take us anywhere

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 06:57 , Blogger iguehi rita said...

    Hmmmm...dis ogun state nd it series of rituals... Hmmmm speechless

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Na bcus of dis kind thing God decided to punish nigeria with boko haram or even war in d country. Evil pple.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:08 , Blogger Bevico said...

    Thank God for revealing the evil in our nation. Good work linda

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wickeness of man

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Shut up. Illiterate

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U're a complete idiot. What's with being first to comment in a seroius issue as this?

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's punishment for the wicked.......no matter how small,let d owner suefer some loss.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Which eveidence for 9ja? D owner will simply bribe his way through and go back 2 his business. If u doubt, ask DSP,Bankole,Diezianni and co.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ogun state again. Thank God for the boy

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    why burn the house???up in smoke goes all the evidence!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ogun state again. Thank God for the boy

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:46 , Anonymous Nwalady said...

    Chai! Man's inhumanity 2 man. His evil deeds hv found him out. Let him rot in jail. Rubbish!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 07:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nawa oooooo, this is terrible....


    XDON D DON

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 08:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Heyyyyyy! God have mercy. Na wah o. Dey shouldn't av burnt d house. Well thank God 4 saving dat boy and every other persons dat would av been victims. #La Viv

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 08:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I don't know ooo.instead of the country getting better.it keep on worsten everyday.wicked people everywhere don't care about their kind.All they are after is money.May God help us in this country












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  • At 15 June 2014 at 08:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Whether the house is burnt down or not, nothing dey happen. Have we ever heard from the law enforcement agents what followed after the arrest of such dare-devil ritual killers? The answer is NEVER, EVER!!!! All we can say is thank God for the boy's life. All it takes is that the ritual killing squad will relocate and continue business as usual somewhere else. Most likely the main contractors are NEVER apprehended while the foot-soldiers are either released or left to their own fate as the matter is intentionally forgotten for dodgy reasons. In a near lawless society like ours, I will not blame anyone and will not feel much if instant jungle justice is carried out on the real culprits that are caught red-handed as we likely know what will happen if the rule of law is followed. It is not the answer though, because it impacts negatively on the society in the long-term. I only hope that the police will wake up to their duties and work conscientiously.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 08:28 , Blogger @edDREAMZ said...

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    Who knw the nearest bus stop to ghana bcos mehn this country don dey fear me die.....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 08:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Haaa Hilary Hilary ok ooo

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 08:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This world is full of wickedness,only God wil save us.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 08:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Feel sick to my stomach

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 08:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigeria police oooo why will all the officers leave the premises? Like other develop countries, some officers will stay behind. Now the crib has been burnt down evidence uko? God bless Nigeria

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 08:46 , Blogger Shoutozone said...

    Thank God for him o

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 09:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wickedness in highest order

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 09:11 , Blogger Shina Shine said...

    Everywhere is dangerous
    may the lord be with us. Amen
    this ppl must be punish



    BORN TO SHINE!!!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 09:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Moral - always have somebody that worries about u...

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 09:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "Evidences" Olodo like you!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 09:43 , Anonymous zee said...

    Hmmmmmmmm some people can be soo heartless wo! Sometimes u even wonder if they r human beings sef....

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 09:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is so unfortunate. God ve mercy on us.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 10:12 , Blogger Vicky Darl said...

    Abi oooo...Amen

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 10:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    But y? Y? Y? Y? Nawaaa. You run generatr 4 24hrs everyday. Use that money n open business n stp killin pipo. The wicked will nt always triumph, they shall perish. God promised this----C21

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 10:27 , Anonymous Geraldopino90 said...

    God of justice fight our battles,this country is sick n needs ur urgent help

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 10:54 , Blogger Hiikay Nduka said...

    Welcome to nigeria....

    Via BlackBerry z10

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 11:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My brother dere are bad and wicked people are full everywhere oo...God help us o...

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 11:16 , Anonymous -Blunt Ibo boy- said...

    Men are going crazier everyday.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 12:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You tribalistic nicompoo! Was it not an ibo man who carried out the kidnapping?! Ewu Congo!!!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 13:04 , Blogger Toba. said...

    Hey,not only Ogun state. Nigeria as a whole needs prayers.We v also heard about so many evil atrocities committed in the east.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 13:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I dnt want 2 say anytin bad 2 u,u re intrested in d house not even d boy or many dat hv bn killed in dat same house!infact,u re a suspect

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 13:17 , Blogger victor ifedili said...

    Burning the house is wrong, possible evidence may have been destroyed. its quite unfortunate a lot of Nigerians like violence especially the illiterate ones

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 13:25 , Anonymous Amarachukwu. said...

    Thank God for destroying the plans of the enemy.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 13:34 , Blogger damsel said...

    Lucky boy. Thank God 4 him.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 13:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ndi Ofe manu a, tufiakwa! Always in the news for the wrong reasons

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 13:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Indeed God is workin 4 our favour n He is now exposing evil people. The boy was innoance n only God know's wht d boy when throught before he was recuse. God is not at sleep He's watchin over us.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 14:17 , Blogger Omo said...

    Evil people everywhere one turns to. You called someone else child inside your house and the next thing is to try end his life? For what? Quest for money these days is quite alarming.
    GOD will continue to expose all these blood sucking evil people in our midst.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 14:19 , Blogger onyinye Gloria said...

    A frnd of mine is in dis mess, although we hv faith dat ntin will happen to her. Its a month now dat she's bin kidnapped and no words frm d kidnappers. I just pray dat God will find them out $ bring my frnd back safe. Amen,

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 14:27 , Anonymous Glitters said...

    I hope the boy will be normal because toture affects one for a lifetime, especially psychologically.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 14:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So, they should do what???. Leave the house so their partners will continue from where they stopped.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 14:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As it is nw,Nigeria is no more a safe country to live.BH n kidnappers r now in collabo.wat shame

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 14:50 , Anonymous Harvester said...

    Things like this makes me sick. What are we going to do ? Democracy / rituals.

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 14:53 , Anonymous yola said...

    Hmmmmm..........God dey

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 14:59 , Blogger Francis Okoduwa said...

    Nigerians should desist from jungle justice ,you are no differenct from the killers themselves if you take the law into your very own hands.That boy should be grateful to his friend for saving his life ,Very reason y as nigerians we av to look after our own. Burning down the house is totally ilegal n uncalled for ,All d evidence has been destroyed .

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 15:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ɑ̤̥̈̊ coperate evil works ĩ̷̊η ɑ̤̥̈̊ coperate ɑ̤̈̊ηd̅ unsuspected house wt ɑ̤̥̈̊ 24hrs nonstop runnin generator! Factory of blood, †̥ђє heart of man ɪ̣̇ƨ̣̇ despirately wicked...@creamyvicky

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 15:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U'd beta stop this blasphemy. Which one is "blood of God" again?

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 16:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Y won't they burn down the house?

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 16:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just leave the uneducated clowns. Nigerians forever acting before thinking

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 17:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I thank God for the boy's life and salute the quick thinking if his friend as well as the gallantry of the residents. I pray the Police catch, try and get jailed all the perpetrators.
    This proves one thing: we must never divide ourselves or humanity by ethnicity, religion or skin pigmentation. Rather, all men should be defined in 2 strands: good or bad. And all good people must fight, conquer and wipe out evil

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 17:57 , Anonymous APPLE said...

    BEASTS!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 20:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Amen o...may ur Friend be found IJN AMEN

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 20:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Exactly my thought! Evidence gone! Oh well, na 9ja!

     
  • At 15 June 2014 at 22:28 , Anonymous yola said...

    Why is it dat Nigerians dnt use their heads. B4 acting.burning dwn d building is nt d nxt thing to do cos I believe there is more to dat evil den dey call a house.

     
  • At 16 June 2014 at 03:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The culprits were the same who burnt the house.

     
  • At 16 June 2014 at 10:36 , Anonymous Ada said...

    O my God! This is so bad...Man's inhumanity to man...
    May the culprits be found and executed.

     
  • At 16 June 2014 at 11:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    our leader whose duty it is to protect us, is busy fighting themselves and even using the items 4rm d dis ppl

     

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