Crime and Security

Bandits free kidnapped Ambrose Ali University professor

Bandits free kidnapped Ambrose Ali University professor


After days in kidnappers den, the senior lecturer at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Prof. Osadolor Odia, has regained his freedom.

Odia, a professor of Engineering and former Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was abducted last Friday, on his way to his farm at Eboro area of Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the state.

The bandits later made contact with the professor’s family demanding a ransom of N18 million before he would be freed.

Odia’s wife, Dr Amraibure,, confirmed to newsmen that her husband was released by his kidnappers on Saturday May 1 and that he had since reunited with his family.

She said; “I am happy to confirm to you that my husband has been released by the kidnappers. He received treatment for injuries sustained and he has since been discharged from the hospital and rejoined the family.”

Prof. Odia’s wife, however, refused to disclose the payment of any ransom to secure the release of her husband.

“I can’t tell you that. All I can say is that he is hail and hearty” she noted.

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