Mystery: Groom abducted on wedding day, discovered five days later in the bush

by Stanley Azuakola

Bizarre! That’s how the Kwara State Police Command is describing the case involving the 35-year- old petrol attendant who got abducted during his wedding. Then he was found five days after. The police is currently investigating the matter.

Up till now, nobody (police or relatives) know the reason behind the abduction.

The two-day wedding preparation between the victim, Zubair Aliyu Balogun, and his heartrob had commenced on Thursday, September 27. Then on Friday, Balogun suddenly disappeared. For five days, no one knew his whereabouts. There was intensive search by his family members,and sympathisers, for that duration, until the fifth day when he was discovered in the bush stark naked.

It was an okada rider who found him in a bush at Kangu-Olunlade village Ilorin where he was purportedly dumped by his abductors early Tuesday morning, October 2, 2012, drenched in the early morning rain and shivering.

According to the okada rider, Balogun begged him to call members of his family. He was taken to a private hospital where he was later traced. He’s been hospitalised since then.

His family has vowed to leave no stone unturned in fishing out those behind the act. The head of the Balogun-Fulani family, where the victim hails from, Alhaji Mahmud Durosinlorun Atiku Fulani, said there was no suspicion prior to the abduction, but vowed that the family would use all legal and spiritual means to get to the root of the matter and fish out the perpetrators.

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