Abia state university deputy vice chancellor kidnapped

Abia State University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Abducted

by Ikem Emmanuel

The Abia State University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Abducted: The Abia State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of Prof. Godwin Emezue, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of Abia State University Uturu. The incident occurred while he was purchasing fuel at a filling station in Umuopara, Umuahia South LGA.

Confirmation of Kidnapping:

According to the Abia State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Maureen Chinaka, the abduction took place on January 26, 2024, around 7 p.m. The hoodlums, armed with firearms, seized Prof. Emezue and his wife, confiscating her ATM card before forcing the Deputy Vice-Chancellor into a Lexus SUV and fleeing the scene.

Police Response:

The police are actively investigating the abduction and have deployed resources, including intelligence and technical aid, to rescue Prof. Emezue safely. They have urged Abians to remain calm, vigilant, and security conscious while going about their legitimate activities.


Appeal for Information:

The police have called on the public to provide any useful information that could aid in resolving the kidnapping and enhancing overall security in the state.

Absence of Ransom Demand:

As of the latest update, the abductors have not made any contact regarding ransom demands, leaving the situation uncertain.


The abduction of Prof. Godwin Emezue has sparked concerns about security in Abia State, prompting intensified efforts by law enforcement agencies to secure his release. The public’s cooperation and vigilance are crucial in ensuring the safe return of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and in preventing such incidents in the future.

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