Professor Osadolor Odia, a senior lecturer with the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, who was kidnapped by gunmen has regained his freedom.
The lecturer had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Thursday, 29 April while he was on his way to the farm at Eboro area of Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the state. The kidnappers later contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N18 million before he would be released.
The wife of the Professor, Dr. Amraibure, confirmed to journalists that her husband was released by his kidnappers on Saturday, May 1 and that he had since reunited with his family. She also disclosed that the lecturer was being treated for injuries sustained during his travails.
Dr. Odia, however, refused to disclose if any ransom was paid to secure the release of her husband.