A 400-level student of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Toyinbo Olayinka, and two others were abducted by gun-wielding men, suspected to be kidnappers on Saturday, May 22, from a farm in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
According to reports, the undergraduate student was abducted alongside the owner of the private farm, identified as Dominic, and a 17-year-old Togolese lady and their abductors have reportedly demanded a N50 million ransom.
The Head, Directorate of Public Relations of FUNAAB, Kola Adepoju, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said Olayinka had been living and working as a practicing livestock farmer on the farm for the past three years to sustain himself.
Meanwhile, a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Mrs. Lateef Abimbola, was kidnapped on Thursday, May 20, at a junction next to her home in Ijebu-Ode.
Confirming the kidnap of the lecturer, spokesperson of TASUED, Mr. Bakenne in a statement on Saturday, said the abductors have not contacted her family.