Some armed men believed to be kidnappers on Sunday evening abducted a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Yinka Adegbehingbe, on the Ife-Ibadan Expressway.
According to security sources, the incident occurred between Asejire and Ikire town around 9 pm.
Prof Adegbehingbe, alongside his wife, was travelling from Lagos to Ife when armed men, stopped their vehicle and abducted him.
A spokesperson for Ooni of Ife, Moses Olafare confirmed the abduction of Adegbehingbe.
“I received a call from one of the passengers who witnessed the abduction of Prof Yinka Adegbehingbe.
“Immediately I received that information, I called OAU PRO. I also called Ife Area Commander of Nigeria Police Force and later the Commissioner of Police.
“CP told me she was aware of the incident and requested for more details from our end and we gave that. I later spoke to the wife of Prof. Adegbehingbe. She was in a police station around Apomu when I spoke to her.”
OAU Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, also confirmed the abduction.