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Kidnapped OAU lecturer regains freedom after payment of 5 million naira ransom


The Osun State Police command has confirmed the release of the abducted lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof Yinka Adegbehingbe.

Professor Adegbehingbe, a lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the university, was abducted on Sunday May 5, 2019.

He was kidnapped by suspected gunmen at Apomu town along the Ife-Ibadan expressway on his way to Ife.

In an interview  with NAN, Adegbehingbe attributed his release to the power of God and that N5.045m was paid to secure his release.

He said the kidnappers, whom he described as herdsmen, had initially demanded N30 million but later collected N5.045m after negotiation.
Speaking on the high level of insecurity across the country, he said many jobless youths have resorted to crime.

He called for community policing as well as provision of employment for the youths, saying “idle hands are the devil’s workshop.’’

“The federal government needs to invest more in security; we need to know the identity of people coming in and going out of the town, state and the country at large,” he said.

“The people who abducted me were herdsmen and they had four guns and multiple rounds of ammunition as well as different dangerous weapons.

“I also thank the security operatives, the entire OAU and OAUTHC communities, our families, church members and all other well wishers for their prayers and other support rendered.”
Oluwole Komolafe, president of the Nigeria Medical Association in Osun state, also expressed gratitude to God for the release of Adegbehingbe.

“The federal government should look into the issue of security across the country so that citizens would have rest of mind,’’ he said.


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