AAUA Lecturer Abducted, N10m Demanded As Ransom
Mayowa Adinlewa, a lecturer of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, Ondo State has been kidnapped.
Adinlewa was kidnapped over the weekend along the deplorable Akure-Ikere-Ekiti highway while on his way from Akungba to visit his family at Ikere in Ekiti State.
The gunmen were said to have struck on a bad portion of the road when waylaid and whisked him away to an unknown destination.
The kidnappers were said to have contacted the victim’s wife on Sunday with the lecturer who was allowed to speak with his wife heard on the phone that he was inside the bush with his captives and that they had trekked for hours without eating and drinking.
With the wife asking for the location, the lecturer stated that his legs were already burnt due to the heat from the long walk and that his phone would soon be taken from him.
Meanwhile, the elder brother of the victim, Toyin confirmed that his brother was kidnapped and that N10 million has been demanded as ransom by the kidnappers
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo State, Funmilayo Odunlami stated that investigation had begun with the anti-kidnapping unit already deployed.
“Initially, we thought it was a case of abandoned vehicle. It was later that the family contacted the police that their son had been kidnapped. The incident happened between the boundary of Ondo and Ekiti States.
“Our anti-kidnapping unit has swung into action towards rescuing the victim. They are already combing the bush and the axis where it happened.
“I’m not aware if contact has been made with the family. I don’t know anything about the demand for ransom.”