The bodies of a hotelier, Olugbenga Owolabi; one of his employees, Rachel Opadele, a final year student at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH); and a biker have been recovered from the bush.
The hotelier and Rachel were kidnapped last week by kidnappers who demanded N5 million in ransom to secure their release.
The ransom was paid, and an okada rider was hired to transport a family member to a designated location in the bush along the Ogbomosho-Ilorin Expressway, where the kidnappers asked them to drop the money.
The kidnappers killed the okada rider on the spot after collecting the money, while the family member was injured. They also murdered the kidnapped victims and disposed of their bodies in the bush.
A family source said the kidnappers became angry and killed the victims because of the increased military presence at the LAUTECH area.
Unknown to them that the soldiers were not there because of the kidnapped victims and were only there to beef up security in Ogbomosho due to the increasing rate of kidnapping.
In a new development, the bodies of the victims have been recovered from the bush and deposited at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, angry students and youths of the community, on Wednesday, staged a protest in Ogbomoso over the killing of the victims.