A 400-Level student of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB,Toyinbo Nathaniel Olayinka, has been abducted by suspected kidnappers in a private farm at Abule Itoko, Odeda, Ibadan Road.
A statement from the Head, Directorate of Public Affairs, Kola Adepoju, stated that Abule Itoko, where the student was reportedly abducted around 8a.m on Saturday, is about 25 minutes drive from FUNAAB Permanent Site at Alabata Road, Abeokuta.
Adepoju stated that the friend of the abducted student and a nursing mother, who witnessed his abduction, the kidnapped student has been living and working as a practicing livestock farming in the farm for the past three years, to sustain himself as a self-sponsored indigent student of the university.
He added that the management of the university has reported the abduction at Ogun State Police Command Headquarters, Eleweeran and it’s working earnestly with the command to ensure the safety and release of the kidnapped student.
CompassNG reports that aside the FUNAAB student, two others were also abducted by the suspected abductors, including one Dominic, the owner of the farm and a 17-year-old Togolese girl, l’aso working 8n the farm.
Meanwhile, the kidnappers ha e allegedly contacted the wife of the wife owner, demanding N50 million ransom on each of the abductee.
When CompassNG contacted the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Yemi Oyeyemi, he confirmed the a duction of the student and two others, but however insisted that the police is unaware of the demand for ransom on the three abductees.
He said, “Our men are already after the abductors, combing the forest around the farm where the victims were abducted and we are hopeful that they would be rescued soon.”