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Insider in Ilemobade’s kidnap – Police

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Yemi Akintomide Akure

The early morning kidnap on Monday, of former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA), Prof. Albert Adeoye Ilemobade by unknown gunmen in his Akure residence, has been linked to an insider within the household.

The Ondo State Police Command said that preliminary investigation into the kidnap incident fingered an insider close to the family who gave information to his gang outside.

The state police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Wole Ojogo who disclosed this to Daily Independent said the police are closing in on the kidnappers, stressing that the Septuagenarian and his gateman abducted at his residence at Ijapo Estate will soon regain his freedom, and the gang arrested. One of the maids in the house discovered that the former VC was nowhere to be found when he woke up in the morning and subsequently raised the alarm.

The abductors took their victims away in one of the cars inside the expansive compound, but later abandoned it along Ijare road, a suburb of Akure, the state capital.

Three days after the kidnap incident, the abductors are yet to make any contact with the family as at the time of filing this report.