After spending 11 days in kidnappers” den, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration of the Abia State University, Prof Godwin Emezue, has regained his freedom.
According to The PUNCH, a source close to the professor’s family told our correspondent that the kidnappers had earlier demanded a ransom of N35 million.
“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 last week,” the source added.
The source said the professor is currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital due to torture.
The Abia State Police Command had confirmed that he was abducted in a filling station in Umuahia, the state capital, over two weeks ago.
Emezue was said to have been released on Tuesday night by his abductors.