A middle-aged man, Mr. Michael Agbede, has raised an alarm over threat on his life for converting to Christianity from masquerade worshipping.
He similarly raised an alarm over the kidnap of his 9-year old son, Emmanuel.
Briefing journalists over the incident on Saturday in Ibadan the Capital City of Oyo State, Micheal narrated how threat of his life began, saying it was a very long time issue.
9Janewshub.com.ng reports that Mr. Micheal revealed the whole drama started when I decided to dropped my previous way of worshipping for Christianity.
Micheal said my decision brought discord between me and my family members, a situation which led to several attempts to kidnap him.
Mr. Agbede stated that on several occasions, some of his family members had visited his church with the aim of kidnapping him, but their failure to know his whereabouts resulted to destroying the church property worth several thousands of naira.
He narrated further: “Till now as I am talking to you, I don’t know the whereabouts of my 9-year old son, Emmanuel. I don’t know if he was kidnapped by herdsmen or ritualists, because he was kidnapped at his school in Ibadan.”
“From my investigation, I could say the kidnap of my son is connected to some members of my family who had been on my trail.”
“I was the person they had attempted to kidnap. They came all the way from Ekiti where I was living to Ibadan at Fayemi area, Coca-Cola, Songo Ibadan, where I relocated in search of me.”
“They did not know I was not there when they stormed the place, because my co-neighbour, Mrs. Yewande Ajayi testified to it when they came, looking for me in July 8, 2018.”
“They equally stormed my church (name withheld) to kidnap me as well, but they could not find me there. They destroyed the church property in annoyance.”
“At a point, I traveled out of the country to United States of America, hoping that by the time I will come back, the issue would have been over, but they still visited my place again on July 8, 2018, in Ibadan, because they thought I was avoiding them.”
“Their failure to know my whereabouts, led to the kidnap of my son. Sometime in September, they had attempted to hid him with his aunty named Yetunde Agbede, who is my younger sister, but they escaped, before the boy was rekidnapped in October.”
“Even my cousin, Temitope Agbede can testify to what happened. Since my son’s kidnap, the kidnappers have not requested for any ransom, which means they deliberately kidnapped my son because of their failure to know my whereabouts.”
“We had reported the case to the police and investigation is ongoing to unravel mystery behind my son’s kidnap to arrest those behind the incident.” Micheal said.