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Kidnapping: Ex UI Dep. Vice Chancellor, Two Others, Regain Freedom

Former University of Ibadan Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Professor Adigun Agbaje, who was abducted along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, has been freed.

Professor Remi Aiyede, Head of Department, Political Science, University of Ibadan, reports that Professor Agbaje was freed on Sunday evening and he is now getting checked out by a doctor.

According to Tribune Online Professor Agbaje is well and receiving medical attention.

Recall that at around 6 p.m. on Friday, kidnappers blocked Agbaje’s path very close to the Sat Guru Maharaji Garden and abducted him. Agbaje is on sabbatical at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

Meanwhile, Two students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, kidnapped alongside the former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Adigun Agbaje, have also been reportedly released

The two MAPOLY students were identified as Olayemi Adejare and Oluwatobi Orekoya.

The PUNCH, however, gathered that the students and other kidnapped victims were released on Sunday evening after ransom was paid.

It was gathered that N2.2 million was paid to secure the release of Orekoya and her friend identified as Aminat Taiwo.

Unconfirmed reports also revealed that Adejare and the professor paid an undisclosed amount of money before they were released.

Orekoya’s close relative, Segun Orekoya confirmed her release to our correspondent.

He said, “It is confirmed, they have been released this evening. The two girls were released after the kidnappers collected N2. 2 million ransom.



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