ASUU Demands Unconditional Release of Kidnapped Lecturer

The Academic Staff Union of Universities,ASUU, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State branch, has called for the unconditional release of Femi Omisore, a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, who was abducted by some gunmen in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Friday.

Caleb Aborisade, Chairman of ASUU, OAU chapter, said members of the union made the call after an emergency congress on Monday, adding that the union did not have money to pay to the gunmen who abducted one of its members.

More so, the union sympathised with the family of Omisore’s driver, who was shot dead by the gunmen that kidnapped his boss on his way to Oye Ekiti to attend a ceremony.

He said, “ASUU held an emergency congress on Monday on the issue of Omisore, who was kidnapped. We condemn his abduction and the killing of his driver, we sympathise with the family of the driver and we are demanding the unconditional release of Omisore.”

The management of the university also joined ASUU in demanding the unconditional release of the lecturer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, the university Public Relations Officer, noted that, “the lecturer was a dedicated man imparting knowledge to students, and neither Omisore nor the school has the capacity to raise the ransom demanded by the gunmen.”

It was gathered that while Omisore was on his way to Oye Ekiti for a burial, the gunmen were on his trail and his driver having sighted them accelerated to stop the abductors from overtaking the vehicle.

The gunmen however caught up with the car, killed the driver and took the lecturer away to an unknown place.

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