Professor Yinka Adegbehingbe, the kidnapped lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has been released.
This was disclosed by the Osun State Police Command Spokesperson, Mrs. Folasade Odoro.
She said the university don was released late Monday night.
Though the police are yet to confirm whether any ransom was paid for his release, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Abiodun Olarewaju confirmed that the lecturer was on the way to the campus in the company of security agencies, to be reunited with his family.
CAMPUS GIST reports that Adegbehingbe was kidnapped on Sunday night along the Ife-Ibadan Expressway.
He was until the time of his kidnap, travelling with his wife from Lagos to Ife.
A broadcast issued to CAMPUS GIST by Moses Olafare, Director of Media, Ooni of Ife Palace, reads:
“Having spoken to his wife couple of minutes ago, I feel so glad to break the good news that Professor Yinka Adegbehingbe of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife who was yesterday kidnapped along Ibadan road around IkoyiApomu axis has been released and now in the proper care of the Nigeria Police.