Enyimba FC player Dayo Ojo has retold what is probably the most traumatic three days of his life after he was captured in Aba.
As reported here on Futaa last week, Ojo and his two companions got taken away at gunpoint before later getting free after a ransom demand was paid for their release.
“We were coming from Aba around 4.07pm, we got to a military checkpoint, they checked us and we later moved, not far from the military checkpoint, about one or two kilometres from there, we saw a pothole that was very big and required that we slowed down, I was the one driving,” Ojo said via Sundiata Post.
“Before getting there, they had already stopped a Toyota Sienna, so, immediately they saw me, they went back into the bush and told the occupants of the Sienna to sit at the back of the car, on the floor, so that I won’t know what was happening. Immediately I got to the pothole, I tried to slow down, so I could move on, but they came out from the bush and started shooting. We were three in the car; the other guys with me were Benjamin Iluyomade of Abia Comets and my Enyimba teammate Emmanuel James. James, who was sitting beside me, opened the door and started running, the two of us also managed to get out of the car and started running into the bush as well. But they (kidnappers) chased us with cutlasses, while those with guns shot into the air.
Read the full interview below on Sundiata Post with the journalist Tosin Oluwalowo.