On Friday night, two Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) students and Professor Adigun Agbaje, a former deputy vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan in Oyo State, were abducted.
The reporter had reliable information that a police officer was killed in the shooting on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway near Sat Guru Maharaji Garden before the gunmen fled with their victims.
One of the MAPOLY students, Miss Oluwatobi Orekoya, was said to be a Business Administration final-year student.
Further information revealed that the kidnappers have since gotten in touch with the families of their victims and demanded N50 million for Professor Agbaje’s release, along with N10 million from the parents of each student.
Around 6 o’clock in the evening, Agbaje, who was reportedly on leave from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago Iwoye, was ambushed as he was traveling back to Ibadan.
The MAPOLY’s spokesman, Mr. Yemi Ajibola, confirmed the incident over the phone and stated, “I was informed of the incident by the school Students’ Union President, Damilola Ajani.
He continued by saying that in order to ensure their release in safety, the institution’s management had taken the necessary steps and contacted the appropriate authorities.
Comrade Simeon Damilola Kehinde, Chairman of NANS, Ogun Joint Campus Committee, stated that the state’s top student body is making every effort to secure their release.
While confirming the incident, Damilola Ajani, President of the MAPOLY Student Union Government, is pleading with the public for donations and prayers in order to secure the release of the students who were kidnapped.
Calls placed to SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police public relations officer for the Ogun State command, were unsuccessful in getting through.