Bride Kidnapped Just a Day to Her Wedding in Ondo
The bride-to-be identified only as Olanike was billed to tie the knot with her fiance, Ayebameru the next day but she ended up in the kidnappers den where she cooled her heels for six days when she should have been on her honeymoon. The wedding had to be put on hold by families of the bride and groom following the ugly incident.
Despite the fact that the news of the abduction of the would-be bride went viral, some relations and well wishers, who were not privy to the ugly incident were taken aback for the wedding. It was gathered that a couple who are members of a gang acted as informants to three other members of the gang, who carried out the nefarious act on the would-be bride, on the eve of the wedding. Police report had it that the bride was abducted in front of her house located at Mama Nigeria street, Ayeka via Okitipupa on a Friday together with her son and taken to an unknown destination until she was rescued a week after. Police source hinted that the bride who had gone for shopping with her son in her Space Wagon car ahead of the wedding was double-crossed by the kidnapper. It was reported that the groom (Ayebameru Agbeye ) who was informed by the parents of the bride reported the incident to the Okitipupa police divisional station and was referred to the anti-cult squad of the state command. The son and a Mitsubushi Space Wagon car were later abandoned by the kidnappers to avoid being traced by security operatives, who were on their trail.
It was gathered that the anti-cult squad of the Ondo State Police Command after six days busted the syndicate and effected the release of the bride. The wedding according to findings has since been put on hold after the temporary setback. One of the suspected kidnappers, Phillip Ezekiel, who spoke with police when they were paraded confessed that their leader Ufoma Godwin, coordinated all the activities of the gang. Godwin is currently hospitalized following injuries he sustained during a gun battle with detectives.