Monday , 1 March 2021

UNIBEN PROFESSOR KIDNAPPED, KILLED IN BENIN CITY

An Octogenarian and a retired lecturer of the University of Benin, Edo State, Prof. Antony Nosa Edosomwan who was kidnapped in his residence in Benin City, has been found dead in the Ogida Quarters, Benin City.

        The retired senior lecturer was said have been kidnapped in his house at second federal road at about 6:30pm by unknown gun men.

        The assailants who said have been kidnapped in his house at second federal road at about 6:30pm by unknown gunmen.

        The assailants who allegedly wore marks  were said to have scaled the fence to his house and abducted the Professor in his living room resting.

        They allegedly removed some valuable items, money, Highlander Jeep and mobile phones before taking the professor at gun point to an unknown destination.

        But hours later, the gun men then established contact with the wife where they demanded for N50,000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira) ransom. They allegedly gave deadline for the payment of ransom or have him killed.

        Few hours later, the mobile phone used in the negotiation of the ransom was switched off.

        The body of Professor Anthony Edosomwan was later found in a bush path at Upper Siluko Road in Benin City.

        The body was recovered by the police and deposited in the Mortuary and the Highlander Jeep that was used in taking him away was also recovered by the Police.

        The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo confirmed that the culprits will be fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law, adding that, the incident happened before his redeployment as police commissioner.

        Professor Anthony Edosomwan first retired as a Director at the Edo State Arts Council and also lectured at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma before joining the University of Benin where he finally retired last year.

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