Two MAPOLY students, Adejare Olayemi (male) and Oluwatobi Orekoya (female), and one Aminat Taiwo (female), were kidnapped on Friday on their way to Ibadan, Oyo State, alongside a former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Adigun Agbaje.
The students and the professor were reportedly picked up near the Sat Guru Maharaji Garden, Ibadan end of the expressway.
The abductors later contacted the families of the victims and demanded N50m for Agbaje, while N10m each was demanded for the students.
The President of the Students’ Union of the school, Sodiq Ajani, and his Publicity Secretary, Joy Okolie, issued a statement soliciting funds to rescue their colleagues.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State Police Command has said its officers and men are combing the forests to rescue those abducted by the gunmen.
However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, said, “The Deputy Commissioner in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department is leading the operation.
Late Sunday Evening, a family member of Olayemi, Segun Orekoya, confirmed that she has been released alongside Taiwo and that a huge ransom of N2.2M was paid. The student leader, Ajani, also said the male student had been released.