A senior Lecturer of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor John Okorie who was abducted by suspected kidnappers has regained his freedom, according to a Daily Post report.
This was confirmed by the Rivers state Police Command at a media briefing held at the Police Headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Spokesman of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni disclosed that no ransom was paid for the release of the lecturer.
Omoni said, “The Lecturer was rescued within 24-hours of his kidnap. When our men got wind of the information, they swung into action. Men of the Anti-kidnapping Squad were deployed to go after the criminals and they were able to rescue him. I have to say no ransom was paid. Nobody paid anything.
“And this is a warning to everyone committing crime in Rivers state to either leave this state or turn a new leaf. We will not allow criminals to make Rivers state their haven. ”
Professor Okorie of the Faculty of Engineering and also the Director of the Offshore Technology Institute at UNIPORT was kidnapped on his way home on Monday.