Friday Amobi, Port Harcourt
THE kidnapped lecturer of the University of Port
Harcourt, Dr. Reginald Ohiri, regained his freedom
on Tuesday night from the hands of his abductors.
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 at UNPORT, was abducted on the eve
of Monday from his resident, in Aluu community,
Ikwerre Local Government Area of the Rivers State.
The gunmen, who whisked Ohiri away at gunpoint
Monday night, later demanded N2m ransom for his
It was gathered the when the abductors confirmed
that Ohiri was not their target, they allegedly
granted him freedom.
As at 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 University of Port Harcourt said the
lecturer had returned home.
Speaking, the spokesman of UNIPORT, Dr. William
Wodi, stated that the lecturer, who was released
Tuesday night, reported to school on Wednesday.