Ritualists have adopted a new trick to lure their victims into captivity by taking advantage of the high rate of unemployment in the country, inviting jobless youths to report at a point where they are ferried away to the slaughter’s slab.
The SJ reliably gathered that unsuspecting unemployed youths were requested by the syndicate to report at a designated point where they were taken away in a Sienna car to the ritualist den in a bush along Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode road.
One of the victims, Adesola, Aina on Monday, November 28, 2016 said that he saw a GSM number on the wall along the street requesting interested candidates looking for job to report at Idi-Arere, Ibadan. He said he reported at the agreed point in the morning since he had been jobless for sometime now. According to the young man who was visibly shaking as he narrated his experience in Ibadan this morning, nine of the job seekers reported at Idi-Arere and were taken away in a Sienna car which raced towards Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode road.
He said the car had a flat tyre at a point near Guru Maraji Ji, adding that as a trained Vulcanizer, he volunteered to change the tyre for them without suspecting any foul play. The young man said immediately he completed the process, the journey continued without any of the victims asking any questions about where they were headed. He said after about five minutes of drive, one of the abductors said ‘’can we start?, while the leader of the group gave the nod for the operation to begin.
He said the abductors immediately brought out guns and asked the captives to cooperate with them and face down. According to him, the leader of the group however, asked for the boy that assisted them in changing the tyre where they had a problem at Guru Maraji Ji. He said one of the abductors holding a gun pointed at him to the boss. He said the boss then asked him to alight from the car, retrieving two cellphones he had on him. He said the leader of the group removed the two SIM cards and returned the mobile phones back to him while the other eight job seekers were ferried away to a bush in Ijebu.