Kidnappers have seized the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) Abia State University (ABSU), Prof. Godwin Emezue.
Abia State police spokesperson, ASP Maureen Chinaka, revealed this on Saturday
She said about 9.30pm Saturday, the Abia Police Command received information stating that the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of ABSU, Prof. Godwin Emezue, was kidnapped at about 7 pm.
Chinaka said the DVC was kidnapped in the presence of his wife while buying fuel at a petrol station in Umuekwu Amachara, Umuahia South LGA, Abia State.
“During the incident, the hoodlums confiscated his wife’s ATM card, dragged the Deputy Vice-Chancellor into a Lexus SUV, and drove away with the victim.
“The Abia State Police Command is deploying resources and assets including intelligence and technical aid towards unraveling the crime, and safely rescuing the victim from his captors”, Chinaka said.
She said the cooperation of the public, through the provision of information that could lead to the rescue of the victim and in enhancing security in the state.
The police spokesperson further called on Abia residents to remain calm and continue their legitimate activities while maintaining vigilance and security consciousness.