Rising Insecurity: Abia State University Deputy Vice Chancellor Released After 11 Days in Kidnappers' Custody, Paying N25M Ransom | #NwokeukwuMascot

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration of Abia State University, Prof Godwin Emezue, has been released after enduring a harrowing 11-day ordeal at the hands of his kidnappers.

Recall, we had reported how Prof. Godwin Emezue was kidnapped on Friday, 26th January 2024, inside a fueling station in Umuahia. Subsequently, he was released on Tuesday night after a hefty ransom of 25 million was paid by his family.

It was gathered that the kidnappers had demanded a ransom of 35Million from his family, they however threatened to kill him after the family pleaded with a cash of N5million.

The Kidnappers who had shown footages of how they tortured the Professor threatened to kill him if the family fails to pay N20million before the end of Saturday, the traumatized family rallied and raised the money which the gave in Cash to the Kidnappers who issued warning against involving Security agencies.

However his kidnappers demanded an additional 5 Million, claiming that they had instructions to Kill him but may not want to do that for the New Year, the family with the Support of his Friends and Abia State University raised the money which was sent again to the Kidnappers.

Thankfully, on Tuesday night, Prof Emezue was finally released from captivity. However, his physical and emotional wellbeing have been severely affected, and he is currently undergoing treatment at an undisclosed hospital due to the extent of the torture he endured.


This shocking incident serves as a stark reminder of the prevalent security challenges faced by individuals in our society. It is imperative for authorities to address these issues and ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens. Our thoughts and prayers are with Prof Emezue and his family during this difficult time, and we hope for his swift recovery and justice to be served to those responsible for this heinous crime.

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