The Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University, Uturu, Professor Godwin Emezue, has been abducted.
Confirming the development, the Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Police Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka, in a statement, said the DVC was abducted in the company of his wife while purchasing fuel at a petrol station.
She said that the hoodlums confiscated the victim’s wife’s ATM card, dragged the Deputy Vice-Chancellor into a Lexus SUV, and drove away with him.
The PPRO said the Command is deploying resources and assets, including intelligence and technical aid, towards unravelling the crime and safely rescuing the victim from his abductors.
The Command further appealed for the cooperation of the public, especially by way of providing any useful information that could be helpful in these particular circumstances, and in attaining enhanced security in the state, generally.