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Deputy Vice Chancellor abducted in Ogun

15 October 2014, 11:05

Ogun - Prof. Olusoga Olusanya, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode, has been  kidnapped.

Olusanya was on his way back from the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta,  when he was abducted by unknown gunmen on Monday evening.

He was said to have visited FUNAAB where he served as an external invigilator at the ongoing postgraduate examination when he was ambushed on a bad portion of the Sagamu/Ore expressway.

The don was abducted alongside his driver, with the latter dropped by the abductors on the highway at Odogbolu.

Investigations revealed that many of the institution’s principal officers were in distress over the development.

The news of the abduction of the DVC forced the university senate to abruptly postpone its emergency meeting earlier scheduled for Tuesday.

Also read: Bayelsa Speaker's brother abducted

TASUED’s  Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade, said that all she was after for  now was  the unconditional release of Olusanya.

"I'm begging them in the name of God to please release the man to return home safely and in good health,” she said.

Also speaking on the development, TASUED branch Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Akinsola Akinsanya, expressed worry over the development.

He said rampant cases of abduction in  recent times had  further shown the level of insecurity in the country, adding that this must be addressed.

The driver of the kidnapped  don is currently being interrogated at the Odogbolu Police Division.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the development, adding that investigation had begun on the matter.

As at the time of filling this report, the kidnappers were yet to contact the family members.

-  NAN


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