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Lecturers clamour for abducted colleague's release

12 May 2015, 14:39

Ekiti - The Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has called for the unconditional release of Dr. Femi Omisore of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, who was abducted by gunmen in Ado Ekiti on Friday, Punch reports.

The union also sympathised with the family of Omisore’s driver, who was shot dead by the gunmen that kidnapped his boss on his way to Oye Ekiti to attend a ceremony.

Also read: Driver killed, OAU lecturer abducted in Ekiti

The abductors demanded a N70 million ransom for his release.

The kidnappers demanded the sum on Sunday morning, two days after his abduction.

The Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju said the institution had no capacity to raise the ransom demanded by the gunmen.

Read more at Punch

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