A professor in the department of Mathematical Science, Ondo state University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State, Gideon Okedayo, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen last week has reportedly died in captivity.
Okedayo and his driver were said to have been kidnapped by the gunmen on their way to Igara in Edo State, but the driver was later released after which he reported to the police.
The Edo State Police Command had earlier announced that it had recovered Okedayo’s official vehicle, a Toyota Corolla car with registration number, 06X47OD, few hours after the abduction.
It was gathered that Okedayo’s decomposing body was found on Monday in the bush, where he was captured by his abductors.
However, it has not been confirmed whether the late lecturer was killed by the abductors or not as at the time of filing this report.
The Chairman, Joint Action Committee of Staff Unions of the Osustech, Temidayo Temola , who confirmed this on Tuesday, said the incident saddened all members of staff of the university.
He said, ” In fact the death of Prof. Okedayo is a big loss to this institution, we will really miss him.”
Similarly, the Chairman of the OSUSTECH branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dipo Akomolafe, said, “His decomposing body was found in the bush. This is so sad to ASUU and his family members because the abductors never called anybody, whether ASUU or Okedayo’s family for ransom.”