Kidnapped UNIPORT lecturer regains freedom
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
Ohiri, who is a lecturer in the Department of
Biochemistry in UNPORT, was abducted on the eve of
Monday from his resident in Aluu community, Ikwerre
Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The gunmen, who whisked Ohiri away at gunpoint
Monday night, later demanded N2 million ransom for
It was gathered when the abductors confirmed that
Ohiri was not their target, they allegedly granted him
As of 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
Confirming the release on Wednesday, the
Management of the University of Port Harcourt, said
the lecturer had returned home.
Spokesman for UNIPORT, Dr. William Wodi, stated that
the lecturer, who was released Tuesday night, reported
to school on Wednesday.
Wodi did not confirm if any ransom was paid before
the release, but revealed that the kidnappers informed
their victim that his abduction was a case of mistaken
“The man has been released, he left my office a few
minutes ago. He was a victim of mistaken identity.
That is what the man told me when he came to my
office,” Wodi said.