Kidnappers Release UNIPORT Lecturer Without Ransom




The kidnapped lecturer of the University of Port Harcourt,
Dr. Reginald Ohiri, regained his freedom on Tuesday night
from the hands of his kidnappers.
The victim was said to have been freed by his abductors
after they later found out that he was not their target.
Ohiri, who is a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry
in UNPORT, was abducted on the eve of Monday from his
resident in Aluu community, Ikwerre Local Government
Area of Rivers State.
The gunmen, who whisked Ohiri away at gunpoint Monday
night, later demanded N2 million ransom for his release.
It was gathered when the abductors confirmed that Ohiri
was not their target, they allegedly granted him freedom.
As of the time of filing this report, the victim was said to
have reported to the Senate block of UNIPORT to relate his
freedom to the management of the institution.
Confirming the release on Wednesday, the Management of
the University of Port Harcourt, said the lecturer had
returned home.
Spokesman for UNIPORT, Dr. William Wodi, stated that the
lecturer, who was released Tuesday night, reported to
school on Wednesday.
Wodi did not confirm if any ransom was paid before the
release, but revealed that the kidnappers informed their
victim that his abduction was a case of mistaken identity.
“The man has been released, he left my office a few
minutes ago. He was a victim of mistaken identity. That is
what the man told me when he came to my office,” Wodi
said.
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