Abductors tortured student taken while eking a living on a farm

Man with a rope tied his hands

Kidnappers tortured abducted 400-Level student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olayinka Toyinbo, for 48 hours while in captivity.

Toyinbo was abducted on Saturday on a private farm where he had gone to eke a living as a self-sponsored indigent student, but was released on Monday.

The revelation of his torture was made on Tuesday in Abeokuta by his uncle, Mr John Oyeleye, who led family members on a “thank you’’ visit to the university’s vice-chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako.

Toyinbo is a student in the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, College of Environmental Resources Management at the university.

Oyeleye said Toyinbo’s father could not be on the entourage because of old age, but sent his greetings and appreciation to the university’s management and students.

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He said the swift actions of the university’s management, those of students and security operatives greatly accelerated Toyinbo’s release.

He told Prof. Salako and the varsity’s management that the family was thrown into shock when the abductors contacted its members on the victim’s non-internet compliant phone.

Oyeleye advised everyone to be cautious of their immediate environment and not to go about at ungodly hours.

Responding, Prof. Salako appreciated God that Toyino was eventually released and expressed gratitude to security agencies and the general public.

He said it was regrettable that an innocent youth could be abducted while struggling to acquire education.

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The vice-chancellor noted that the abduction would discourage farming, especially by students who paid their way through school by doing menial jobs.

Prof. Salako also reiterated the varsity’s commitment to the wellbeing of the entire university community. (NAN)

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