Olugbenga Owolabi, the owner of Tana Suites in Ogbomoso, and Rachael Opadele, a final-year student at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, who was also a hostage last week, were murdered by their kidnappers after a ransom was paid.

Along the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway, a motorbike driver who had been transporting a family member and the ransom to the predetermined location in the bush was also slain, with the passenger suffering injuries.

On Tuesday, August 2, the abductors shot the victims dead after receiving N5 million in ransom.

Bodies of the victims have been pulled from the bushes and placed in the mortuary of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.

According to a family source, the kidnappers executed the victims out of rage after noticing soldiers in the LAUTECH region.

As a result of the rising number of kidnappings in the area, it was heard that soldiers stormed Ogbomoso on Tuesday to increase security.

In the meantime, students and a few local youths protested the murders of the victims on Wednesday in Ogbomoso.