Police confirm release of UI professor Adigun Agbaje from kidnappers’ den

UI professor Adigun Agbaje

Former deputy vice-chancellor (academics) of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Adigun Agbaje, has regained his freedom from his kidnappers.

Agbaje was kidnapped along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway last Friday.

According to Professor Remi Aiyede, Head of Department, Political Science, University of Ibadan, Professor Agbaje was released on Sunday and has undergone medical checkup.

“Prof Agbaje has just been released about a few hours ago. He is okay and undergoing medical checkup,” he told Tribune Online.

Agbaje, who is on sabbatical at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, was on his way to Ibadan at about 6pm on Friday, when the kidnappers waylaid him near the Sat Guru Maharaji Garden.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command, on Monday confirmed the release of Agbaje.

The Command’s spokesman Adewale Osifeso made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan.

According to Osifeso, Agbaje is undergoing debriefing. He added that an update would be provided on the matter.