A university don, Professor Yinka Adegbehingbe of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State had been kidnapped by some unknown gunmen along Ibadan-Ife Express Highway.
The victim, a senior lecturer in the University College of Health Sciences was said to be travelling from Ibadan to Ile-Ife around 9pm on Sunday when he was forced to stop and eventually taken away.
It was learnt that the wife of the lecturer and two other unknown occupants were in the car when the incident happened.
The incident occurred at Ikire end of the Express way and matter has since been reported at Ikire police station.
It was further gathered that the wife was released midway when the husband was taken away.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju confirmed the incident.
He said that the university has since lodged formal complaint and the police has since swung into action to investigate the matter and possibly made arrest of the kidnappers.
Also, the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Folasade Odoro confirmed the incident but said the police has commenced investigation on the matter.
The abductors are yet to get across to the family on what to be done.