Kidnapped Prof Found Dead
The decomposing body of Gideon Okedayo, the professor of mathematical science at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology who was kidnapped last week, has been recovered.
The body was discovered in a bush where his abductors dropped him.
It was gathered that the police informed the school authorities of the development on Monday night.
Naija News understands the incident had thrown the institution into mourning.
Dr Dipo Akomolafe, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), OSUSTECH Chapter confirmed the incident to NAN on Tuesday in Okitipupa.
“His decomposing body was found in the bush. This is so sad to ASUU and his family members because the abductors never call anybody either ASUU or his family for ransom,’’ said the ASUU chairman.
Recall Okedayo was kidnapped at Akoko junction on Igara-Auchi road in Edo state last Thursday, alongside his driver on his way to his hometown in Igara, Edo.
Earlier, Sunday Omonigbo, driver of the deceased, had narrated how Okedayo was kidnapped by his abductors.
“We were driving in his vehicle when the kidnappers stopped us and started shooting into the air. They ordered us out of the car and threatened to kill us if we refused to obey their instructions,” he had said.
“Immediately we came out of the vehicle, they moved closer to my boss and dragged him away in the same vehicle. In the process, they hit me with a cutlass and injured me in my right hand. It was a very terrifying experience because I thought that they would kill the two of us.”
Until his death, Late Okedayo was a senior lecturer at the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Acting Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies at OSUSTECH.