FG caused LAUTECH Student’s killing by kidnappers – Deceased’s friend 

Late Rachel Opadele

The killing of Rachel Opadele, a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, by her abductors has been blamed on the federal government. 

Opadele(pictured), an undergraduate, was abducted last week in Ogbomoso alongside her boss, Olugbenga Owolabi, proprietor of Tana Suites, with whom she was killed after their abductors had demanded for a ransom of N5m from her family. 

A Facebook user and a friend of the victim who goes by the name, Blessing Afolabi Blessma on the social media, laid the blame of her killing at the doorstep of the federal government and shared insight into her family background in a post on his wall. 

The post: WHY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST PAY FOR RACHEL’S MISERABLE DEATH. Two days ago, the mother was saying how do they expect a widow like her to afford such and amount for ransom, yet I assured her that the government will step in to the situation and help her in getting her child since I know we have a responsive state government in Oyo state. Rachel is the first child and the mother is a widow. Despite all efforts which we thought would yield a positive result, Rachel was eventually killed mysteriously. This woman must be attended to, she needs a serious attention, she needs help. Rachel’s killer must pay for it. My heart bleeds not only because Rachel was my very good girl/daughter but yet she died an undeserved/painful/bitter and mysterious death. She died for a country that doesn’t worth dieing for. 

Facts 1. Survival: she went to work in hotel to support her family since there is no father. 

  1. Unemployment: if there were better opportunities she wouldn’t have been at the hotel
  2. ASUU industrial action: the negligence of the federal government made her tired of staying at home and began to work at an hotel. 4. Insecurity: she was kidnapped at Abaa and they asked them to bring a ransom to Igbon, a neighboring village. This means the kidnappers and victims were so close to the town.


The Nigerian government killed Rachel and they have to pay for this. 

Nigerians will never forgive them for the calamity they brought upon us. 

The perpetrators of the act must be brought to book as soon as possible. 

Rest in peace dear Rachel Opadele  

Condolence by 

Blessing Afolabi 


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