An orthopedic surgeon at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Olayinka Adegbehingbe, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has revealed that the ransom of #5.045 million was paid for his release.
Adegbehingbe stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at his residence on the university campus.
The professor while speaking stated that he is hale and healthy, and he also attributed his release to the power of God.
Adegbehingbe stated that the kidnappers had requested for #30 million but later collected N5.045 million for his release after much negotiation.
He condemned insecurity in the country, he stated that a large number of youths in the country are jobless and had now resorted to crime.
“The Federal Government needs to invest more in security; we need to know the identity of people coming in and going out of the town, state and the country at large.”
“The people who abducted me were Fulani herdsmen and they had four guns and multiple rounds of ammunition as well as different dangerous weapons,”.
While speaking he called for community policing as well as the creation of employment for youths, he added that “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”.
“I also thank the security operatives, the entire OAU and OAUTHC communities, our families, church members and all other well wishers for their prayers and other support rendered,”.