DELSU professor released after N3m ransom payment dies

A lecturer and Head of the Music Department, Delta State University, Abraka, Prof. Ovaborhene Idamoyibo, who was kidnapped on April 9, 2022, is dead.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the university don was found unconscious after his abductors released him following the purported payment of a ransom of N3m.

Idamoyibo was kidnapped by gunmen in Eku, in the Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State while returning to Abraka after a family meeting in Sapele.

His abductors had demanded from the family N50m as ransom to secure his release.

The PUNCH correspondent gathered that he was released on Sunday night, but was found unconscious by those who went to pick him up.

He was then rushed to a private clinic for first aid treatment, but was referred to the Oghara Teaching Hospital on Monday after his condition did not improve.

The lecturer was said to have given up the ghost on the way to the Oghara Teaching Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the death of the professor.

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