BREAKING: Ex UI DVC, Two Students kidnapped, Abductors Demand N70M Ransom
Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) University of Ibadan, Prof. Adigun Agbaje has been kidnapped.
This incidence occurred along Lagos-Ibadan Express-Way on Friday when the Prof. Agbaje was returning from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.
The news of the kidnapping of the Don was broken by Mr. Sunday Saanu, the Media Relations Officer, University of Ibadan who posted the information on his Facebbok page.
According to Mr. Saanu, a Public Relations Guru and Communication Expert, ”Prof. Agbaje was kidnapped along Lagos Ibadan expressway on Friday while returning from Olabisi Onabanjo University. The kidnappers had reportedly contacted his family, demanding N50 million as ransom.
”Where will anyone get such an amount of money at this terrible time? But with your prayers, God can as usual, perform miracles. Please remember to pray for quick and safe release of our highly respected academic”, he concluded.
Meanwhile, a report published by Premium Times, revealed that the abductors also kidnapped two students from University of Ibadan and had since contacted the families of their victims, demanding N50 million for the release of Mr Agbaje, a professor of political science and former vice chancellor for academics. They also demanded N10 million for each of the two students totaling Seventy million naira.
The Bell Online News gathered that Mr Agbaje, who is currently on sabbatical at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye in Ogun State, was on his way to Ibadan around 6:00 pm on Friday when he ran into the gunmen.
He was taken – alongside the students – near Sat Guru Maharaji Garden, at the Ibadan end of the Lagos- Ibadan expressway.
The Bell Online News learnt that a phone conversation between one of the kidnappers and the mother of one of the students revealed the former demanding the ransom urgently to prevent “her sudden death.”
The mother promised to get the money, praying that she will not die before her release.
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