By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab
Authority of the University of Ilorin, yesterday, revealed that a student of the institution (names withheld) was recently kidnapped by suspected ritualists and forced to drink blood from unknown source before setting him free.
The shocking revelation was made by the sub-dean, student affairs of the institution, Dr. Alex Akanmu, at a press conference organised by the newly elected students union executives, where the students were given opportunities to ask questions on issues concerning their welfare and academic progresses.
He said the victim was offered a lift by unknown person, who disguised as a good Samaritan, after a commercial motorcycle he boarded dropped him off without taking him to his destination, unknown to the victim that it was a plot against him.
Narrating the incident further, Akanmu said the victim on entering the vehicle, said he noticed that two other occupants in the car were unconscious and also suffered the same faith as she suddenly found himself in a ritualist’s den in Offa town in Kwara state.
‘‘From the Offa branch, they transferred him to another branch of the ritualists in Ogbomoso, they said they have enough boys,’’ he said.
‘‘But that is not the end of the story, they had his nail cut, asked him to drink his own urine and blood from unknown sources,’’ he said.
Akanmu said the victim had been reunited with her family after the school management received her distress text message he sent and picked him from where he was dumped around 6 pm on Sunday.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Sulyman Abdulkarem, said the institution currently has about 50,000 students but majority of them were staying off campus.
He said the institution was partnering with individuals and organisations to provide more accommodation for the students on campus.