A young man in Ondo state has colluded with kidnappers to sell out his physically challenged mother to ritualists for the sum of N7 million.
According to reports, detectives from the State Police Command are on the trail of the young man and suspected ritualists who succeeded in killing the 60-year-old woman with a hunchback.
The woman identified as Mrs Rukayat Abodunde, was abducted by two gunmen who came to her home in Ayetoro Street, Ondo town, pretending to have come to buy fish from her.
The suspected kidnappers resurfaced a few days after the abduction of the woman to demand a refund of N7m from his son, after they discovered that the hunchback was not natural, but caused by an accident.
The woman appeared to have been killed and the son is also on the run.
Police spokesman, Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police (SP), confirmed the incident, saying the two suspected kidnappers stormed the home of the victim and whisked her away.
According to him, “the incident was reported at the police station by one Omotola Oseyemi and detectives swung into action to ensure the release of the abducted woman.
“They interrogated the people in the area but members of the family were not showing enough interest in the disappearance of the woman.”
The police spokesman added that investigations were still ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.