Update: Kidnapped FUNAAB student regains freedom
The 400-level student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Olayinka Toyinbo, who was abducted by suspected kidnappers, has regained freedom.
LIB reported that the student of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, was abducted on Saturday, May 22, from a private Farm in Abule Itoko, a village in Odeda Local Government where he had been working and living for the past three years.
FUNAAB’s Head, Directorate of Public Relations, Mr Kola Adepoju, who confirmed the development in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday, May 25, said Toyinbo was released by his abductors on Monday night unharmed.
“The management of the university, on behalf of the entire academic community, is deeply grateful to security agencies, both the conventional and the unconventional. We are particularly grateful to the state police command, the media, traditional rulers, other stakeholders and the public in general for their concern and efforts which culminated in the freedom of our student,” he said.
Confirming the student’s release, spokesperson of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Toyinbo and others had been reunited with their families.
“Police operatives had been in the forest for those three days. The student and the two others were released yesterday night (Monday) and they have all been reunited with their families,” the PPRO stated.
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