Abducted ABSU DVC regains freedom after 11 days in kidnappers’ den
The kidnapped Deputy Vice Chancellor, DVC, of Abia State University (ABSU), Prof Godwin Emezue, has been released after 11 days in the kidnappers’ den.
Emezue, who was abducted by kidnappers on January 26, 2024, as he went to buy petrol at a filling station in Umuahia, was released Tuesday night after his family allegedly parted with a ransom of N25 million to the kidnappers.
Vanguard gathered that the kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N35 million and threatened to kill the university don when the family pleaded for a ransom of N5 million.
Sources hinted that the kidnappers had released footage of how they tortured the professor and threatened to kill him if the family failed to pay N20 million before the end of Saturday.
The kidnappers were also said to have warned the family against involving security agencies.
However, Vanguard further gathered that the kidnappers later demanded an extra N5 million, claiming that they had instructions to kill the university don but may not act on it if the family hastened to pay the extra money.
Following his release, Emezue is said to have been admitted to an undisclosed hospital, where he is receiving medical attention.