Gunmen kidnap ex Provost, Federal College of Education, driver 

… armed robbers block road users 

CITIZENS COMPASS – SUSPECTED Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the immediate past Provost, Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta, Dr Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi.

The incident occurred in Olodo, along Abeokuta-Ibadan road, on Tuesday. 

One of the road users along the axis wss said to have alerted policemen in the state. 

It was learnt that the former provost, wife and driver were kidnapped but after a hot chase by the Police, the wife was rescued but hospitalised. 

Spokesperson, Ogun State Police Command, SP Omolola Odutola, who disclosed this to newsmen said the Command has launched a manhunt for the gunmen. 

According to the spokesperson, “Through a distress call from a passenger who called Ogun State Police Command Incident toll lines at about 1813 today 25th July 2023, the voice echoed in panic that the road on which their bus was plying was blocked by armed robbers and they were forced to park due to scare.

“Not quite long, another report was received through a direct message from a staff of Federal College of Education that their immediate past provost ,Dr. Ayodele Ajayi was kidnapped on his way from Olodo to Abeokuta some minutes back.

” There is no cause for more panic as the CP has deployed operational teams and detectives of the Ogun Police Command to go after the yet to be identified gunmen. 

” They will be rescued as assured by CP Alamutu Abiodun because all the security agencies are on joint operation combing the bush, efforts of Police, Amotekun ,Vigillante and hunters have been mobilized into the forest on strict order to apprehend the gunmen and rescue the victims alive.

“The wife of the man who was also kidnapped but later left behind due to hot chase from the policemen,has been rushed to the hospital , the gunmen abandoned their victim’s vehicle and took the car owner and his driver with them. Though it was from other sources the police got an unconfirmed identify or wind of who the kidnappers took away as Dr. Adetayo Ajayi of Osiele Abeokuta.

“The details are skeletal but once any review is available from the policemen trailing the kidnappers ,updates would be made available to the Public.” 







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