Abducted Abia varsity deputy vice chancellor regains freedom 

 The abducted Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration of the Abia State University, Prof Godwin Emezue, has regained his freedom after spending 11 days in the kidnappers’ den.

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.

A source close to the professor’s family said 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.

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