Pa Muftau Lawal, the father of Adewunmi Kofoworola Babajide, the lawmaker who represents Ede North State Constituency in the Osun State House of Assembly, has explained how his abductors almost used him for ritual.
Pa Lawal, who was kidnapped in front of his home in Ede a little over a month ago narrated what he went through while in the custody of his captors.
According to the statement released in an interview conducted on Saturday in Ede with the octogenarian, whose son is also the Minority Leader in the Osun Assembly, explained that he was surprised when a group of individuals arrived at his house on motorcycles and began threatening to kill him.
He said, ” I was in front of my house in the evening when I saw these people in their numbers. They alighted from motorcycles and some children who were playing beside where I sat, ran away. Some of them said they should burn me alive while some said they should gun me down and I was already scared when one of them said they should pour petrol on me and set me alight.
” Not long after they left, another set of people came and immediately they alighted from the motorcycle, and ordered me to climb the motorcycle. I asked them where are you taking me to? One of them responded, ‘ we are taking to you to meet your son, Akogun’ . Because of my age, my sight is already blurry, I couldn’ t see clearly as we were going. But after a while, I noticed we were on the Ilesha route because that was my route when I was young.