Gunmen abduct 400L FUNAAB student, two others in Ogun, demand N150m ransom - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Gunmen abduct 400L FUNAAB student, two others in Ogun, demand N150m ransom

Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun

Some daredevil gunmen were said to have on Saturday stormed Abule Itoko via Abeokuta, in Odeda local government kidnapping Toyinbo Nathaniel Olayinka, a 400L student of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 

Toyinbo, was said to have been reportedly kidnapped while working in a farm along with the owner of the farm, one Dominic and another worker.
The young man was said to have been using his earnings on the farm to sponsor his university education.

This latest abduction is coming on the heels of that of Mrs B. L. Abimbola, the Deputy Director, Information Communication Technology, Tai Solarin University of Education(TASUED) Ijebu – Ode who was said to have been kidnapped by some bandits around 7pm last week Thursday.

While the abductors of Mrs Abimbola of TASUED were said to have not contacted her family, their counterparts that operated in Odeda ware said to reached out to the wife of Dominic, the farm owner demanding for N150m ransom.

Authorities of FUNAAB have identified the abducted student as Toyinbo Nathaniel Olayinka, a 400 level student of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management.

Confirming the ugly incident, FUNAAB, through its Head, Directorate of Public Relations, Kola Adepoju, in a statement on Sunday, said Toyinbo was abducted around 8 am on Saturday at Abule – Itoko, along Odeda – Ibadan road about 25 minutes drive from the University.

Adepoju said “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.

“Abule Itoko where the student was reportedly abducted around 8 a.m on Saturday is about 25 mins drive from the University Permanent Site at Alabata Road, Abeokuta

“According to the friend of the abducted student and a nursing mother who witnessed his abduction, he was kidnapped by gunmen at a private Farm in Abule Itoko, a village in Odeda Local Government where he’s been living and working as a practicing livestock farmer for the past three years to sustain himself as a self-sponsored indigent student of the University
“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.”

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