Prof. Albert Ilemobade, a former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, whom reports said was kidnapped last week has been found dead.
He was allegedly killed by his gateman and driver who later dumped his body in the garage in his house at the Ijapo area of Akure, the state capital.
It had been reported that unknown gunmen abducted Prof. Ilemobade, his driver and gateman, on June 22. Since then, there had been no information about his whereabouts until Sunday when his decomposed body was found in his house.
Punch quoted Ven. Ayodeji Fagbemi, who is the vicar of the deceased’s church, as saying that some policemen from the Ondo State Police Command called him after the church service on Sunday that he should come to the house of Ilemobade at Ijapo.
He said, “I rushed down there only to see the driver and the gateman of Prof Ilemobade leading the policemen to the place where the deceased’s remains were kept after being killed.
“The driver, Yemi, and the gateman, Daniel, confessed to the policemen that they were the ones that killed the former VC and poured diesel on him to cover the odour of the decomposed body.”
The clergyman further explained that the policemen had removed the remains and deposited them at a mortuary for further investigation.
When contacted on telephone, the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Isaac Eke, said the driver and the gateman of the deceased had been arrested.
Eke said, “We have arrested two suspects in connection with the incident and we are going to parade them at the command on Monday (today).”