February 21, 2024
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They Shot Me In The Head – Kidnapped Former UI DVC, Agbaje Narrates Traumatic Ordeal


The Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), University of Ibadan, Prof Adigun Agbaje, who was kidnapped on Lagos-Expressway on Friday has narrated his ordeal during his abduction by gunmen.

The former DVC in a statement issued by one of his sons, Adewale, on Monday said the gunmen had fired at him, but thankfully his car windscreen blocked the bullet from penetrating into his brain, but however, left him with a minimal injury.

The lecturer who said he was lucky to be alive, disclosed that they were five victims, and some of them still remained in the kidnappers’ den as at the time he was released.

Agbaje was abducted with other victims and some of them were released on Sunday after spending two nights with their captors in the forest. 

He thanked former Vice Chancellors of the university and his colleagues, both at home and abroad, for his release.

The statement read, “My father, Professor Adigun Agbaje, recently released by kidnappers, has asked me to issue the statement below on his behalf.

“It is a new day today, and I’m happy to be alive. I was released by my kidnappers yesterday evening after spending two nights in the thick forests of Ogun and Oyo states. My mind goes to the five others who are still left with the kidnappers: two young ladies, two young men and a middle-aged person.

“I was shot in the head during the abduction process. I thank God that the bullet that went through my car’s windscreen left only a skin-deep wound on my head, even though it left a gaping hole in the cap I was wearing.

“As stated earlier, my heart goes to those young female undergraduates, the young men and the middle aged person I left behind with the kidnappers. I may not be reachable now but as soon as I get medical clearance from my doctors, I will be thanking all of you personally”.

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