Kidnappers gave me transport fare after releasing me – Israel DMW recounts

Israel DMW, logistics manager of popular singer, Davido, has recounted his interesting experience in the hands of kidnappers many years ago.

The DMW member said he was kidnapped by suspected ritualists in 2001 alongside three others while traveling from Lagos to Ibadan.

Israel revealed that his abductors took them to a forest midway into the journey for ritual, but that fortunately for him, he was released and given transportation fare to go home.

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Sharing his ordeal through his Instagram story while celebrating his birthday, the internet sensation said his abductors told him that they released only him because he was “a very bad market.”

He wrote; “Four of us were kidnapped for rituals in 2001, on our way from Lagos to Ibadan, after entering a vehicle.

“They took us to a very thick forest. I was the only one allowed to go, saying I was a very bad market. They gave me N200 to add to the already 40 naira with me for transportation. I just give glory to God Almighty.”

In related news…

An ND II student of Mustapha Isa Agwai Polytechnic, Nasarawa state, Taye Ajoke, who was kidnapped recently, has been released after her parents paid a ransom.

It was gathered that the kidnappers collected the sum of N300,000, beverages and N5,000 airtime from the victim’s family.

According to Ekom Ayaka, President of the Students Union Government of the polytechnic, Ajoke’s kidnappers had earlier called to demand for N50m but later reduced the ransom to N500,000 when they noticed that her family and well-wishers could not pay such an amount.

He said; “We are grateful to God that Ajoke has been released by the bandits. She was released around 7pm on Wednesday after a ransom of N300,000 was paid.

“The kidnappers first wanted N50m but they later reduced the money to N500,000 when they understood that her family and friends will not be able to get such an amount.

“But after much appeal to them (kidnappers), they told her family to pay the sum of N300,000 that was in their possession. That was how she was released from captivity.

“The police actually followed up on the matter since that Monday night. I do not know exactly the roles they played to get her released but what I can say is that N300,000 was paid to the bandits and they were also given some tea items and recharge cards of N5,000″.