Abducted Ondo Lecturer Killed, Federal Medical Workers Freed
An abducted academic staff of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic (RUGIPO), Owo in Ondo State has been killed by his abductors. The deceased was kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday last week along the Akure-Owo Road. He was abducted along with four other people who were the staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, who have regained their freedom.
According to Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnic (SSANIP), RUGIPO chapter, Chris Olowolade who condemned the killing, He explained that the abductors had initially demanded N100 million and later reduced it to N500,000 after many pleas. Olowolade lamented that the union had entered into a negotiation with the kidnappers for the payment of the ransom when it was discovered that Taiwo had been killed. The police say they are already on the trail of the kidnappers and Taiwo’s killers but no arrest has been made.