The Nigeria Police, Abia Command, has confirmed the kidnap of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, DVC, of Abia State University, ABSU, Prof. Godwin Emezue.
The confirmation was contained in a statement issued in Umuahia on Saturday by the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chinaka.
Chinaka disclosed that about 9.30pm on Friday, the Abia Police Command received information stating that the DVC of ABSU, Prof. Emezue, was kidnapped at about 7 pm.
She added that the DVC was kidnapped in the presence of his wife while purchasing 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.
Chinaka urged 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.
She further called on Abia residents to remain calm and continue their legitimate activities while maintaining vigilance and security consciousness.