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Spain-Based Footballer Kidnapped Inside Church

A
Nigerian professional footballer based in Spain, Segun Omojuwa was abducted from
church in Lagos where he went for a thanksgiving and later freed after he was
tortured and parted with N2.3 million ransom.
 
The
incident happened at Cherubim and Seraphim Church of Zion, Tolu, Ajegunle,
Apapa, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
Omojuwa,
who plays for F.C. Ourense in Spain, suffered the fate after he had given an
undisclosed sum of money as donation to the church.
Unknown
to him, he was being monitored by some men who later abducted him and took him
away in a Danfo (commuter) bus to an unknown destination.
Omojuwa
was seriously battered by the men who overpowered him and tied him. He was later
released after they collected some money from him.
Omojuwa
told P.M.NEWS that
the four men tied his hands backward and beat him mercilessly before they took
N2.3 million from him, including some of his property.
The
footballer said he returned to Nigeria to spend his holiday before he would go
back to Spain to continue his career.

Omojuwa,
who now has bruises and cuts in his right hand and legs, said he made
arrangement with members of is family to give thanks to God for His mercies and
blessings on the family especially himself after a successful season.
His
problem actually started when he was about leaving the church. The kidnappers
blocked him and prevented him from entering his Mercedes car.
He
said that four men accosted him and pushed him into the waiting Danfo bus they
came in.
He
said that when he attempted to challenge them they threatened to kill him and
throw him into the canal.
He
was later released after he was tortured.
The
matter was reported to the police and one of the suspects was arrested.
The
suspect, Olatunji Suleiman, was charged to Apapa Magistrate’s court where he is
facing criminal charges.


Source:  PM
News

 

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