UPDATE: Abducted TASUED deputy vice Chancellor regains freedom

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The abducted Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Tai Solarin University of Education [TASUED], Ijebu-Ode, Olusoga Olusanya, has regained his freedom.

The Ogun State Police Command confirmed Mr. Olusanya’s release late Tuesday night, adding that the deputy vice chancellor has since been re-united with his family.

Mr. Olusanya was returning from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta on Monday evening, where he had gone on official assignment, when he was abducted by gunmen.

He had served as external invigilator at the ongoing postgraduate examination at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, and was on his way back to his campus when he was seized by his abductors  along the Odogbolu-Ijebu- Ode-Ore- Benin expressway.

Mr. Olusanya was initially abducted alongside his driver who was later dropped by the roadside at Odogbolu.

However, the spokesperson for the Ogun Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the release of the university teacher in a text message to our reporter.

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He said, “Re-kidnapping at Odogbolu,please be informed that Prof Olusanya the Deputy Vice Chancellor Tasued has been released by his captors and he has been re united with his family.”

Mr. Adejobi did not provide details of how Mr. Olusanya was freed or rescued.

TASUED’s Vice Chancellor, Oluyemisi Obilade, had on Tuesday called for an unconditional release of his deputy.

Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES on Mr. Obilade said, “All I want is the unconditional release of my DVC.”

The university had also planned a prayer session to seek divine intervention for the release of the abducted lecturer just as the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities [ASUU] in the university, Akinsola Akinsanya, decried the rampant cases of abduction in the country.

Mr. Akinsaya noted that the situation is indicative of the deplorable state of security in the country and called for urgent intervention by the relevant agencies of the government.

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