The former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Prof. Albert Adeoye Ilemobade, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen according to a family source who communicated with SaharaReporters.
The family source spoke to a SaharaReporters correspondent on the basis of anonymity, and said that Prof. Ilemobade was abducted on Monday afternoon at his residence in Ijapo Estate, in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The Vice Chancellor was kidnapped alongside his Gateman while his househelp was mercilessly beaten.
“Prof. was driven away in his official vehicle by the gunmen claiming to be estate agents. They dressed corporate wear and you could hardly observe that they were kidnappers”, the source revealed on the phone.
Prof. Albert Adeoye Illemobade was the Vice Chancellor of FUTA between 1987 and 1995.
SaharaReporters also gathered that he is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Upline Resources Foundation (URF). In addition, he is an Expert Consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
At the time of this publication, the kidnappers had not yet contacted the family for a ransom.
The Ondo State Police Public Relations (PPRO), Oluwole Ogodo, couldn’t be reached for a comment but the junior officers in his office confirmed the news of the abduction.