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DELSU lecturer dies after regaining freedom kidnappers

A lecturer at the Delta State University (DELSU), Prof. Ovaborhene Idamoyibo has died 24 hours after he was freed by his kidnappers.Idamoyibo who was the Head of Department, Music, was released on Sunday night after the abductors were said to have collected N3 million as ransom. A source said he was released unconscious, and breathed his last on Monday at the hospital.”He was with them for eight days and when he was released, he could not walk or talk.”So they rushed him to one of the hospitals in Abraka to stabilize him and yesterday (Monday) he was taken to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, where he died,” the source said.Police Public Relations Officer of Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed that he died in the hospital.The now deceased victim was kidnapped on April 9, 2022, in Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area, on his way to Abraka from Sapele after a family meeting.Witnesses said the the hoodlums chased the lecturer who tried to escape after one of the back tyres of his Highlander Jeep was shot by the criminals.The kidnappers also fired several gunshots into the air to scare away passers-by, while they made their way to the premises of Aganbi Memorial Baptist Church, Eku where the victim had taken cover after abandoning his car.His abductors had demanded N50 million as ransom, but later reduced it following intense negotiation.The came as students of his department intensified prayers, seeking divine help to have him freed.

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