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Another Nigerian Professor Kidnapped In Ondo, Kidnappers Demand N20-Million Ransom

SaharaReporters learnt that his abductors had demanded N20 million.



Prof. Valentine Aleto, a former acting Vice-Chancellor of the
University of Africa (UAT), Toru-Orua in Bayelsa State has been

He was kidnapped in Ondo State.

SaharaReporters learnt that his abductors had demanded N20 million.

Aleto, who was seized by gunmen on Elegbeka/Ipele road in Ose Local
Government in Ondo, was coming from Yenagoa in Bayelsa in his private

His kidnap came barely a few weeks after Prof. Gideon Okedayo, a
senior lecturer at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology
(OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, was kidnapped and later found dead in Edo

A security source told SaharaReporters today (Friday) that Aleto was
abducted about 6 pm on the bad portion of Elegbeka road.

"We got the name of the victim to be one Prof. Valentine Aleto, from
Bayelsa State and he was kidnapped while driving in his private
vehicle on the Elegbeka road," the source said.

"Just this morning we learned that the abductors are already demanding
N20 million ransom from his family before they can release him."

SaharaReporters gathered that Alero's vehicle was recovered at the
scene where the kidnap took place.

The car was moved to a police station in Ifon.

Spokesman for the police in Ondo, Femi Joseph, said, "It is true that
one professor travelling in his personal car was reportedly kidnapped
on that road but we have started our investigations into the