A former Vice-Chancellor of the African University in Bayelsa State, Professor Valentine Aleto, has been abducted by gunmen along Elegbeka/Ipele Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The academician was travelling from Yenagoa in his personal vehicle along the road when he was ambushed and kidnapped at about 6:45 am on Thursday October 3rd.
The abductors have contacted his family and are demanding N20 million ransom.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Ondo state police command, Femi Joseph, said the police have commenced investigations into the incident and added that efforts are being made to ensure the safe rescue of the professor.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that one professor traveling in his personal car was kidnapped along the Elegbeka Area in Ose Local Government Area of the State.” Josepoh said