Abducted UNILORIN Student Escapes – Police

The varsity, however, described the "abduction" of the student as a "ruse", assuring the public that its campus is safe for learning.

In this file photo, the crest of the Nigeria Police Force is seen on a police officer’s uniform. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV.


An abducted 100-level student of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, has regained freedom.

According to the police in the state, the victim of the kidnap incident, Moyosore Bright, of the Zoology Department, University of Ilorin, was abducted at about 2 pm on Friday but regained consciousness in a bush, several kilometres away from the Ilorin metropolis, at about 7 pm on the same day.

She had boarded a minibus, popularly called “Korope”, at the school terminus on the main campus alongside other students with the intent of heading to her hostel in the Tanke area, very close to the institution.

A Sunday statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command of the Nigeria Police Force, Toun Ejire-Adeyemi, said the female student had to find her way back to the Ilorin metropolis when she regained consciousness in the bush.

“On 27th January, 2024 at about 2200hrs. The DPO Tanke received an information that a 100 level student of the University of Ilorin was abducted within the school premises,” the statement read.

“Upon receipt of the information, DPO and team responded promptly. Preliminary Investigation revealed that on 26th January, 2024 at about1400hrs a female student named Moyosore Bright of Zoology Department, University of Ilorin boarded a mini bus (korope) at the school terminus on main campus along side other students with the intent of heading to her hostel at Tanke.

“However, she suddenly regained consciousness in the bush at about 1900hrs of same day several kilometers away from Ilorin metropolis.”

The police spokesperson, who said that there was no mark of violence on the kidnap victim, added that her mobile handset was intact but some items were stolen from her; namely, a gold chain, ATM Cards, and a sum of N3,000.

“Investigation is ongoing to track down the culprits who perpetrated this act.

Meanwhile, UNILORIN, in a statement by a spokesman for the institution, Kunle Akogun, said, “It is important to state that the said student is hale and hearty, and her purported abduction was a ruse and figment of the imagination of the rumour mongers.

“The management further assures the public that its campus is safe for learning, research, and community service in pursuit of its tripartite mandate.”

When our reporter contacted the police spokesperson for comment over the school’s statement, Toun Ejire-Adeyemi said, “Investigation is on-going…I will bring to your notice if any information comes up.”