Joy as 400 level kidnapped FUNAAB student regains freedom

Students of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), on Tuesday, were thrown into joy, following the release of a 400-level student, Olayinka Toyinbo, who was abducted on Saturday by suspected kidnappers.

It was gathered that Toyinbo is of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, College of Environmental Resources Management of the institution.

FUNAAB’s Head, Directorate of Public Relations, Mr Kola Adepoju, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

He said that Toyinbo was released by his abductors on Monday night unharmed, safe and sound.

Adepoju said that Toyinbo’s release had thrown the entire university community and particularly the students, into frenzy after they had, in the early hours of Monday, staged a peaceful protest.

Adepoju, however, hinted that details of the student’s release were still sketchy and within the purview of the state Police command.

“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.

The Spokesperson of Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi , confirmed Toyinbo’s release in a telephone interview, adding that he and others had been reunited with their families.

“Police operatives had been in the forest for those three days. The student and two others were released yesterday night (Monday) and they have all been reunited with their families,” he said.

Reports had it that students of the institution had, on Monday, taken to the streets to protest the kidnap of their colleague.

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