Professor Adigun Agbaje kidnapped, abductors demanding 50 million Naira
Professor Adigun Agbaje, a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) at the University of Ibadan, has been kidnapped, according to FIJ exclusively.
According to FIJ, Agbaje, who is currently on sabbatical at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), was on his way to Ibadan around 6 p.m. on Friday when he was stopped by kidnappers near the Sat Guru Maharaji Garden.
According to a UI source, the kidnappers “eliminated some policemen around the scene” before fleeing with their captives.
The kidnappers have since contacted the Agbaje family, demanding a ransom of N50 million.
Adigun Agbaje, a professor of Political Science, is one of UI’s most respected products ever. He was, for decades only First Class first degree holder in the university’s department of Political Science, until the feat was equalled by Tunde Oseni, currently an Associate Professor at Lead City University, Ibadan, in the 2000s.
Adigun is as loved by majority of his students as he was brilliant as a student himself. He is also a lover of press freedom, having supported the growth of journalism on UI campus in various capacities, beginning with the umbrella Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ).