Gunmen abduct FUNAAB student, others in Ogun, Demand N150m ransom.
Unknown gunmen have abducted a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Toyinbo Olayinka and two others.
Olayinka, a 400 – level student of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, was kidnapped on Saturday from a private farm at Abule-Itoko on Abeokuta – Ibadan road in Odeda Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that, Olayinka was abducted along with the owner of the farm, identified as Dominic and a 17-year-old Togolese lady.
It was further gathered that the abductors of the FUNAAB student and two others have contacted the wife of the farm manager, demanding N50 million as ransom for each of the victim.
Confirming the abduction, Head, Directorate of Public Relations, FUNAAB, Kola Adepoju said, Olayinka was abducted where he had lived for three years as a self-sponsored indigent student.
Adepoju in a statement said, “According to the friend of the abducted student and a nursing mother who witnessed his abduction, he was kidnapped by gunmen at a private farm in Abule Itoko, a village in Odeda Local Government where he has been working and living for the past three years as a self-sponsored indigent student.
“The management of the university has reported the abduction at Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweeran and we are working earnestly with the Command to ensure the safety and release of the kidnapped student.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the command had been briefed on the abduction.