Kidnappers of Ex-Vice Chancellor demand N20m ransom

Kidnappers of a former Vice-Chancellor of the African University in Bayelsa State, Professor Valentine Aleto, has demanded for the sum of N20 million from the victim’s family to release him. Aleto was allegedly abducted by gunmen on Elegbeka/Ipele Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State while travelling from Yenagoa in his personal vehicle

Kidnappers of a former Vice-Chancellor of the African University in Bayelsa State, Professor Valentine Aleto, has demanded for the sum of N20 million from the victim’s family to release him.

Aleto was allegedly abducted by gunmen on Elegbeka/Ipele Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State while travelling from Yenagoa in his personal vehicle along the road at about 6:45 am on Thursday.

The suspected kidnappers reportedly appeared on the road and forced him into a shop before he was taken into the bush.

Sources said by the time the police got the information about the incident, accordung to Channels television, the hoodlums had escaped with the professor.

But, the security operatives have recovered the former vice chancellor’s vehicle to the Police Station in Ifon.

According to the Command’s Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Ondo Command, Mr Femi Joseph, said police have commenced investigations into the incident with a view to rescue the victim unhurt.

He said “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.”

He explained that as soon as they got the information, the Command dispatched men of the Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad to the scene of the crime.

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