Thursday, 23 May 2013
Former University VC, Professor Ilochi Okafor, Released By Kidnappers
Professor Ilochi Okafor, the former Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra State, who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from his home last Sunday as he prepared to leave for a church service, has been released.
The Professor of Law, a two-time Attorney General of the old Anambra State and a candidate in the 2011 governorship election in the state, was reportedly dropped off blindfolded in the vicinity of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Emene, Enugu.
Following the kidnap, the Enugu State Police Command vowed to ensure Prof. Okafor’s return,immediately embarking on an intensive search.
Sources said he regained his freedom after his abductors were able to collect a substantial ransom from his family, but that has yet to be confirmed.