A Delta State University (DELSU) lecturer, in the Department of Music, Professor Ovaborhene Idamoyibo, has been kidnapped by gunmen who are now demanding a ransom of N50 million as a condition for his release.
It was gathered that the lecturer was abducted at the popular Eku junction in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State while on his way to Abraka after a family meeting in Sapele on Saturday night, April 9. The kidnappers were said to have pursued the lecturer who tried to escape after one of the back tires of his Highlander Jeep was shot by the criminals.
The gunmen also reportedly fired several gunshots in the air to scare away passersby, while they made their way to the premises of Aganbi Memorial Baptist Church, Eku where Professor Idamoyibo fled after he abandoned his vehicle.
They were said to have contacted his wife, Mrs. Rosemary Idamoyibo, on Tuesday, April 12, and gave her a deadline of Friday, April 15, to redeem the ransom.
Two other victims were also said to have been dragged into the waiting vehicle of the kidnappers along with the lecturer before they sped off back to Sapele Eku road.