By Frank Oshanugor
A lecturer with the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Professor Ovaborhene Idamoyibo, who was kidnapped on April 9, 2022, is dead.
Prof. Idamoyibo was kidnapped in Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, while returning to Abraka after a family meeting in Sapele.
According to police authorities in Delta, his abductors had demanded N50 million as ransom from family members to secure his release.
The professor until his death, head of music department of the university, died in the hospital after his abductors released him following the payment of a N3 million ransom.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, who confirmed the death, said the deceased was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Local source disclosed that the lecturer was released on Sunday night, but was found unconscious by those who went to pick him.
“The deceased was 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.
“Idamoyibo is said to have died on the way to the Oghara Teaching Hospital as he was pronounced dead by doctors on arrival”, the source said.