Photo: OAU professor kidnapped along Ife/Ibadan expressway

Suspected kidnappers have abducted Professor Olayinka Adegbehingbe of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, while he was on his way to Ife from Ibadan on Sunday May 5th.

Acoording to reports, Adegbehingbe who lectures at the College of Health Sciences, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, OAU, was kidnapped at about 9:15 pm.

OAU Chief Security Officer (CSO), Babatunde Oyatokun, who confirmed his abduction, said the professor was whisked away during a robbery attack on the road.

“Yes, I’m presently at Apomu. I have not been in Ife since yesterday. They were coming from Ibadan but (were) attacked in between Asejire and Apomu by armed robbers. While they attacked all the vehicles on the road at that time, he was singled out. They picked him and took him away,” Mr Oyatokun said.

“His wife is also here with us and we’ve been able to report the case and the police are on top of the situation. So, I’m here in Apomu to take the madam (wife of the victim) to Ife because she was also there during the attack.”