I am currently undergoing comprehensive medical checks after my release by kidnappers, says Agbaje

The former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan (UI), Professor Adigun Agbaje, who on Sunday night regained freedom from the kidnappers den, said he is currently undergoing comprehensive medical checks.

Penpushing reports that, Agbaje who briefly narrated his ordeal after spending two harrowing days with the kidnappers, who abducted him with other victims along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway said he thanked God that the bullet that went through his car’s windscreen left only a skin deep wound on his head even though it left a gaping hole in the cap he was wearing

The Professor of Political Science, in a statement issued by his son, Adewale Agbaje on Monday recalled that he spent two nights in the thick forest of Ogun and Oyo State during his incarceration, adding that he still felt for  the five others who he  left with the kidnappers

“I am undergoing comprehensive health checks and so it may take some time to thank all my family, including my in-laws, friends and in-laws to my children, my own friends, colleagues and all Nigerians”,Agbaje wrote

‘Personal note of appreciation from Prof Adigun Agbaje My father, Prof Adigun Agbaje, recently released by kidnappers, has asked me to issue the statement below on his behalf.. It’s 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”, the statement said

“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 at 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’.

‘I did not even know about this till Saturday morning when I saw caked blood on my cap. For now I want to thank the following former and current Vice Chancellors of the University of Ibadan, Prof Olufemi Bamiro, Prof Isaac Adewole, Prof Idowu Olayinka and Prof Kayode Adebowale’, he added.

“My colleagues at the University of Ibadan and other Universities at home and abroad, current and former students, including Mr Fisayo Soyombo, for their wonderful support and generosity to my family, top government, military, and other security officials.”

“I am quite grateful for all your efforts. You all kept hope alive and ensured that the sensitive negotiations came to a successful end when I regained freedom yesterday evening. 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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