The abducted Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration of the Abia State University, Prof Godwin Emezue, has regained his freedom after spending 11 days in kidnappers” den.
The Abia State Police Command verified that he was kidnapped at a filling station in Umuahia, the state capital, more than two weeks ago.
Emezue was reportedly released on Tuesday night by his captors.
A source familiar with the professor’s family informed newsmen that the kidnappers had initially requested 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.
According to the source, the professor is presently undergoing medical treatment at a hospital whose location remains undisclosed, as a result of the torture he endured.