Gunmen Abducts FUNAAB Student and Requests 50m Ransom|Students Protest


"Na book I come read no be ransom I come pay"

Those words written above are the words that have been on the lips of sudents of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta(Funaab). The incident really shocked them? What happened exactly?

400-level student of FUNAAB,identified to be Olayinka Toyinbo, has been kidnapped by suspected gunmen in Odeda, Ogun State. Demanding 50M ransom.

Olayinka is a self-sponsored indigent student who has been living and working in the farm where he was abducted for three years to eke a living and sustain his undergraduate programme in the university

This student was reportedly abducted in a private farm in Abule Itoko, Odeda Local Government Area, about 25 minutes drive from the institution, around 8 am. on Saturday.

A friend of the abducted student, who claimed to have witnessed the scene, said Toyinbo was kidnapped by the gunmen at the private farm, where he had been living and working as a practising livestock farmer for the past three years.

He added that the kidnap victim undertook the job to sustain himself as a self-sponsored indigent student of the university.

What was the School Management's Reaction?

Picture of the Victim

Adepoju said that the institution’s management had reported the abduction at the state police headquarters, while working with the command to ensure the safety and release of the kidnapped student.

Other sources, however, told the Undergragra team that two other persons also reportedly kidnapped alongside the student were the owner of the farm and a 17-year-old Togolese lady.

It was further gathered that the kidnappers had already established contact with the wife of the farmer, demanding for N50 million ransom from each of their victims.

When the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi was contacted, he, however, said that he was not yet aware of the incident

Management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has intensified efforts towards assisting security agencies rescue its abducted student, Toyinbo Olayinka, who was kidnapped on Saturday in a private farm at Abule Itoko, Odeda, about ten kilometres away from the campus.

I'm a statement on Monday by the institution's Head of Public Relations, Kola Adepoju, the management said it has reinforced its commitment by securing the support of other relevant stakeholders in a bid to strengthening the search and release of the kidnapped student.

The management enjoined students, parents, relations of the kidnapped student and the public in general to be calm and peaceful, and allow security agencies discharge their professional duties.

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kolawole Salako has admonished the executive members of the institution's students Union, who are on peaceful protest, to remain calm.

Is abduction now a norm in Nigeria?

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