How gunmen abducted Prof Adigun Agbaje, killed policeman at Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Professor Adigun Agbaje

Professor Adigun Agbaje

By Suleiman Shehu

A Police officer was killed, one other injured, while Adigun Agbaje, a professor of Political Science at University of Ibadan was among the yet to be determined number of people kidnapped by suspected gunmen at Dominica University area of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday evening.

Spokesperson for Oyo Police Command, SP Adewale Osifeso, said that the operatives of the command attached to toll-gate got information about the sporadic gunshots of the kidnappers in military uniform and responded swiftly to the incident.

According to him, Anti-crime patrol operatives, tactical teams, Police Mobile men and local hunters led by the Divisional Police Officer were deployed to rescue the abductees.

But he said during the process, an officer attached to the command paid the supreme price with one other badly injured and presently responding to treatment

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He said: “So far, expended ammunition shells and four abandoned vehicles were retrieved at the scene.

“Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, has ordered full-scale scientific and technological aided investigations to unravel the events that led to the incident with the Deputy Commissioner in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department leading the charge.”

Osifeso, however, called on residents within and outside the area to immediately notified the command whenever they see any gunshot victims and any other strange occurrence.

One of the relations of Prof. Adigun Agbaje, who pleaded anonymity, said that the kidnappers had contacted the family, demanding N50 million ransom.

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