Prof Yinka Adegbehingbe

Unknown gunmen have released the abducted lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Prof Yinka Adegbehingbe.

The spokesperson of the Osun State Police command, Folasade Odoro, confirmed this to Channels Television on Monday.

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Though the police are yet to confirm whether any ransom was paid for his release, the Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Abiodun Olarewaju confirmed that the lecturer was on the way to the campus in the company of security agencies, to be reunited with his family.

Concise News reports that Professor Adegbehingbe, who was travelling with his wife, was abducted by suspected gunmen at Apomu town along Ife-Ibadan Expressway on his way to Ife on Sunday the 5th of May, 2019.

Also, Moses Olafare, Director of Media, Ooni of Ife palace, confirmed the abduction, saying he spoke with someone who witnessed the kidnap.

He added that he also spoke with the wife of the lecturer who was at the police station as at the time he called.

“I received a call from one of the passengers who witnessed the abduction of prof Yinka Adegbehingbe. Immediately I received that information, I called OAU PRO. I also called Ife area commander of Nigeria Police Force and later the Commissioner of Police,” he told reporters.

“CP told me she was aware of the incident and requested for more details from our end and we gave that. I later spoke to the wife of Prof. Adegbehingbe. She was in a police station around Apomu when I spoke to her.”

Abiodun Olanrewaju, OAU public relations officer, has also confirmed the abduction.