Gunmen Abduct Lagos University VC

Written by Akeem Alao

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Lagos State, Prof. Johnson Fatokun has been abducted.

It was reported that the victim left Lagos on Sunday January 17, 2021, to drop off his two children at their school in Nasarawa.

Fatokun was said to be returning on Monday January 18, when his vehicle was attacked by the gunmen.

According to a source, the assailants were in police uniform.

The source added, “The professor had dropped his son at the Deeper Life High School in the morning. He also went to drop the daughter at a federal university in Jos.

“He was returning from Jos to Keffi, Nasarawa State, late in the evening when he encountered the gunmen on the road. The driver, however, maneuvered his way and sped through them. The gunmen started chasing the vehicle and shooting.

“There was another set of kidnappers right in front of them. They succeeded in stopping the vehicle. They beat up the driver, who managed to escape. The professor begged them for mercy because those people were angry. That was how they whisked him away.”

It was also reported that the kidnappers are speaking with some leaders of the victim’s church in Nasarawa.

Anchor University is a faith-based institution in Ayobo, Lagos, owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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