Amotekun Rescues Late Timothy Adegoke’s Brother From Kidnappers in Eruwa

Olugbade Adegoke, the elder brother of Timothy Adegoke, the MBA student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, whose mysterious death is being investigated by the Nigerian Police Force, has escaped the clutches of kidnappers in Eruwa, his hometown in Oyo state.

Narrating his ordeal, Olugbade told newsmen on Monday that the incident happened in Eruwa, around 9.30 pm on Saturday.

He said, “Around that time, I left home to quickly get provisions. The moment I got what I needed and emerged from the store, I saw that a car had now been parked very close to the store. The car was not there before I went into the store.”

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He said some men about three in numbers jumped out of the car and started chasing him while screaming “that’s him, that’s him”.

“As they were chasing me, I started screaming. I was too scared to know their number, but they were not less than three. They were screaming, ‘That’s him! That’s him!”, Olugbade stated.

He said some men of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), popularly known as Amotekun, who happened to be stationed very close to the location, came to his rescue during the chase.

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“The moment the men sighted the Amotekun officers, they jumped back into the car they came in and sped off,” he added.

Olugbade has been at the forefront of the struggle for justice for his murdered brother, engaging both the police and the media.

According to reports, the same night, the Amotekun unit and the Nigeria Police division in Eruwa jointly assigned their officers to him for protection.

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The sector commander of the corps in Eruwa, Adeshina Sunday Adewale had said, “Thank God we were able to come to his rescue during the incident. We also had to offer him joint protection, together -with the Nigeria Police, on the night of the incident”.

The commander also added that he had a meeting with his superiors on the incident on November 12, and it was decided that an officer be assigned to Olugbade for protection, starting from November 13.


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