Kidnapped UI Professor, Mapoly Student Regain Freedom
Some of the people abducted by gunmen last Friday along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway have regained their freedom on Sunday evening.
They included a Professor of the University of Ibadan, who was freed late Sunday.
Head of the university’s political science department, Professor Remi Ayede confirmed the release, but silent on whether the N50 million ransom was paid to the kidnappers.
Rockcity FM also gathered that Oluwatobi Orekoya, one of the kidnapped students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta also regained her freedom on Sunday night.
The kidnappers who were demanding N4 million to free Orekoya and her colleague, Adejare Olayemi, later reduced it to N2 million.
As at Sunday morning, the student union of the institution had set up a machinery to raise the fund to pay the ransom, ahead of the Sunday afternoon deadline, issued by the kidnappers.
The union also reached out to Ogun State Government and security agencies to assist in securing the release of the two students.
Meanwhile, police and local hunters in Oyo State are searching forests in the axis of the expressway where the kidnappers struck to effect the release others abducted.