Abia State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of Professor Godwin Emezue, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Abia State University.

Professor Emezie on Friday while in the company of his wife in their vehicle, was abducted by hoodlums while purchasing fuel at a petrol station in Umuekwu Amachara, Umuahia South LGA, Abia State.

The police also revealed that “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 Police urged “Abians to remain calm and continue their legitimate activities while maintaining vigilance and being security conscious.”

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Official statement from the Abia State Police Command Reads below 👇

Re: Abduction of Deputy Vice Chancellor ABSU

27/01/2024

  1. On 26/01/2024, at about 9.30pm, the Abia State Police Command received information that on the same date, at about 7pm, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Uturu ABSU, Professor Godwin Emezue, while in the company of his wife in their vehicle, was abducted by hoodlums while purchasing fuel at a petrol station in Umuekwu Amachara, Umuahia South LGA, Abia State
  2. 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.
  3. The Abia State Police Command is deploying resources and assets including intelligence and technical aid towards unravelling the crime, and safely rescuing the victim from his captors.
  4. We urge Abians to remain calm and continue their legitimate activities while maintaining vigilance and being security conscious
  5. Furthermore, we seek 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.
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SIGNED:

ASP Maureen Chinaka LLB ANIPR
Police Public Relations Officer
For: The Commissioner Of Police
Abia State Command

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