Gunmen abduct FUNAAB student, two others, demand ₦150m ransom

FUNAAB: Student dupes professors, students, of N6bn
FUNAAB: Student dupes professors, students, of N6bn

Gunmen have abducted a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Toyinbo Olayinka, and two others.

Olayinka, who is a 400-level student of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, was abducted on Saturday from a farm at Abule-Itoko on the Abeokuta-Ibadan Road in Odeda Local Government area of Ogun State.

According to PUNCH,  Olayinka was kidnapped along with the owner of the private farm, identified as Dominic, and a 17-year-old Togolese lady.

It was gathered that the abductors of the FUNAAB student and two others have contacted the wife of the farm manager, demanding ₦50m ransom from each of the three.

Confirming the incident on Sunday, Head, Directorate of Public Relations, FUNAAB, Kola Adepoju said Olayinka was abducted where he had lived for three years.

"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 had been working and living for the past three years," he said.

"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."

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the command had been briefed.

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