Armed Men Kidnapped Abia Varsity Deputy Vice Chancellor

Armed Men Kidnapped Abia Varsity Deputy Vice Chancellor
Armed Men Kidnapped Abia Varsity Deputy Vice Chancellor

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a former Deputy vice-Chancellor of Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, identified as Prof. Godwin Emezue.


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


It was gathered that they 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.

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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.


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


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

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Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Maureen Chinaka confirming the incident disclosed that it happened on Friday (yesterday), adding that police got official information about the incident around 9:30pm, while the incident happened about 7:30pm.


“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.

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


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“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,” said Chinaka.


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