Deeper Life university’s deputy VC kidnapped

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, a faith-based university in Ayobo, Lagos, owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry has been kidnapped.

It was gathered that Prof. Johnson Fatokun left Lagos on Sunday to drop off his two children who were schooling in the north.

His vehicle was waylaid by gunmen in police uniform in Nasarawa en route to the airport to return to Lagos.

“The professor had dropped his son at the Deeper Life High School in the morning. He also went to drop the daughter at a Federal University in Jos.

“He was returning from Jos to Keffi, Nasarawa State, late in the evening when they encountered the gunmen on the road. The driver, however, maneuvered his way and sped through them. The gunmen started chasing the vehicle and shooting.

“There was another set of kidnappers right in front of them. They succeeded in stopping the vehicle. They beat up the driver, who managed to escape. The professor begged them for mercy because those people were angry. That was how they whisked him away,” a source told PUNCH.

It was further gathered that the kidnappers have been speaking with some leaders of the victim’s church in Nasarawa.

Fatokun is a professor of Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis and was the pioneer deputy vice-chancellor of Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, before joining Anchor University in 2017.