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Kidnappers Of Abia Varsity DVC Demand ₦55m Ransom

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The kidnappers who abducted a former deputy vice-chancellor of Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, Prof. Godwin Emezue have reportedly demanded ₦55m ransom from his family to effect his release.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the gunmen made the demand when they established communications channels with the family.

The gunmen, according to reports have sternly warned the family against involving police, if they want their relative alive.

The university Don was said to be in the company of his wife when the hoodlums that had been trailing them blocked them and whisked him away.

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It was gathered that they were double-crossed after coming out from a fueling station located at the Umuekwu, Amachara in Umuahia South local government area of the state before the gunmen swooped on them.

It was gathered that the hoodlums made away with his wife’s Automated (ATM) card and dragged the Deputy Vice-Chancellor into a Lexus SUV before driving away from the scene.

The information available has it that the university Don had buried his father-in-law three months before the incident.

There was no clear information on whether the family had been contacted by the kidnappers at the time of filing the report.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Maureen Chinaka said the police got official information about the incident around 9:30 pm, while the incident happened about 7:30 pm.

She said: “The Abia State Police Command is deploying resources and assets including intelligence and technical aid towards unravelling the crime, and safely rescuing the victim from his captors.

“We urge Abians to remain calm and continue their legitimate activities while maintaining vigilance and being security conscious

“Furthermore, we seek the cooperation of the public, especially by way of providing any useful information that could be helpful in these particular circumstances, and in attaining enhanced security in the state, generally.”

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