Taiwo Akinyemi, a lecturer of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo Ondo state who was kidnapped a few weeks ago, has been killed by his abductors.
The victim was said to have been kidnapped alongside four health workers of the Federal Medical centre, Owo last Tuesday.
The remains of the 52-year-old lecturer were said to have been found on Sunday evening, in a bush where he was apparently tied to a stick and tortured, six days after being in the kidnappers’ den.
NAN reports that the victim was killed by his abductors following a disagreement on negotiation.
While addressing journalists over the death of Akinyemi, the Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnic (SSANIP) RUGIPO chapter, Mr. Chris Olowolade, described the death of the father of three as sad and unfortunate.
He explained that the union had entered into negotiation with the kidnappers in order to secure his release but said “we lost him to the kidnappers and we received his corpse yesterday (Sunday).
“The kidnappers placed a ransom of N100m on him which nobody can afford but they reduced it to N7m after two days and later grudgingly asked us to come with N.5m.
“The money was taken to them and the person who took the money was directed by the kidnappers to where he should drop the money. They asked him to stop, reverse and move just to confirm if he was the actual person bringing the money.
“But after some hours they called that the man bringing the money should come back to the spot that they couldn’t see the money, only to be called by the Rector yesterday evening to go and identify a corpse.
“We rushed to the morgue and discovered it was Akinyemi’s corpse. He was tied to a stick with his clothes in the bush. The body was recovered by the police and deposited at the morgue, it shows he was badly maltreated before he was killed.”