A barrister identified as Mr. Adeola Adebayo has been killed by kidnappers in Ekiti state, after paying N3 million ransom.
Mr. Adeola who was the secretary of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikole-Ekiti branch, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Saturday, 17 November 2018 at Erio-Ekiti.
According to reports, the lawyer was driving from Osogbo, Osun capital with his wife and parents where they attended a social event when he was stopped and kidnapped.
His death was announced in a press statement released by the Secretary of NBA Ikere Ekiti branch, Mr. Michael Afolayan.
See statement below;
Learned Seniors, Colleagues, and Fellow Branch Secretaries.
With a saddened heart, I regret to inform this body that the decomposed body of our Brother Secretary of Ikole Ekiti Branch, Adeola Adebayo, who was kidnapped 15 days ago was found today having been killed by his abductors days ago.
While appreciating this Body for your prayers and well-wishes throughout our travail on his abduction, we urge you to continue to pray for the Bar in Ekiti, wife, child, siblings, and the parents of our departed colleague for the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
May we also see this unfortunate event as opportunity to call for responsible governance towards ensuring security of lives and properties at all levels in Nigeria. I pray that God in His infinite Mercy will put a stop to this kind of happenings in our midst. God bless you all.
Michael Afolayan, Esq.
Secretary, Ikere Ekiti Branch.