Omoniyi Olumide, a male student of University of Ilorin, was recently kidnapped by suspected ritualists and forced to drink blood from an unknown source before setting him free.
The sub-dean student’s affairs of the institution, Dr Alex Akanmu, warned students against accepting or begging for a lift from strangers in order not to fall prey of suspected ritualists on the prowl.
The subdean, who said that the incident occurred two weeks ago at GRA, Ilorin, added that 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.”
Dr Akanmu also said that the victim on entering the vehicle said that he noticed that two other occupants in the car were unconscious and also suffered the same fate as he suddenly found himself in a ritualist 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.
He said the victims were also rejected in Ogbomoso branch on the account that they needed girls and was asked to be set free since he did not suit the purpose for which he was kidnapped.
‘‘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 his family after the school management received a distress text message he sent and picked him from where he was dumped around 6 pm on Sunday.