Gunmen abduct ex-UI Deputy, demand N50m - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Gunmen abduct ex-UI Deputy, demand N50m

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A former deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of the University of Ibadan, Professor Adigun Agbaje, has been kidnapped.

The kidnappers who have contacted the family are asking for a sum of N50m as ransom.

According to a report by the Foundation for Investigative Journalism, Prof. Agbaje, who is currently on sabbatical at Olabisi Onabanjo University, was on his way to Ibadan at about 6pm on Friday when kidnappers blocked his way near Sat Guru Maharaji Garden.

FIJ also reported that the kidnappers “eliminated some policemen around the scene” before making away with their captives, according to a source in UI.

Agbaje is a professor of Political Science and one of the UI’s most respected products. 

Adigun is said to be loved by many of his students as he was brilliant as a student himself and a lover of press freedom, having supported the growth of journalism on UI campus in various capacities, to include the Union of Campus Journalists.

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