Yinka Adegbehingbe, a professor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has been kidnapped.
The professor was abducted near Ikire along the Ife-Ibadan Expressway around 9pm on Sunday. He was said to be travelling with his wife from Lagos to Ile Ife.
Sources said the gunmen, who were shooting sporadically into the air blocked the road while their operation lasted. Vehicles travelling the route were dorced to turn back.
Confirming the kidnap, Moses Olafare, Director of Media, Ooni of Ife Palace, said he spoke to witnesses, the Public Relations Officer of OAU, the Nigerian Police Force as well as the professor’s wife who managed to escape.
“CP told me she was aware of the incident and requested for more details from our end and we gave that. I later spoke to the wife of Prof. Adegbehingbe. She was in a police station around Apomu when I spoke to her.” Olafare said.