Gunmen have demanded N70m to free ex-UI deputy VC and two MAPOLY students.
Glamtush reports that the kidnappers have since contacted the families of their victims, demanding N50 million for the release of Professor Adigun Agbaje, while the parents of each of the students were asked to pay N10 million ransom.
This online platform recalls that two students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, were on Friday night kidnapped along with a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Professor Agbaje.
It was reliably gathered that in the incident, which happened near Sat Guru Maharaji Garden on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, a police officer was killed before the gunmen made away with their victims.
Agbaje, said to be on sabbatical at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, was returning to Ibadan around 6 pm when he was ambushed.
Confirming the incident in a telephone conversation, MAPOLY’s spokesman, Mr. Yemi Ajibola said, “I was informed of the incident by the school Students’ Union President, Damilola Ajani.
He added that the institution’s management has taken the necessary move and gotten in touch with the relevant authorities to ensure their safe release.
On his part Chairman of NANS, Ogun Joint Campus Committee, Comrade Simeon Damilola Kehinde said the apex student body in the state is doing everything humanly possible to ensure their release.
President of MAPOLY Student Union Government, Damilola Ajani, while confirming the incident, is appealing to the public for financial assistance and prayers towards the release of the abducted students.
Efforts to get a reaction from the Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, proved abortive as calls put across to his phone were not going.