UPDATE: UNIPORT Denies Two Students Who Were Killed by Kidnappers
The authorities of University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT, said two of the murdered victims of abductors in Rivers were not their students.
A spokesman for the university, Dr. Williams Wodi identified the only female victim, Joy Favour Adoki, as a student.
She was a 400 level Management Science Student and lived off campus in Alakahia community in Obi-Akpor LGA, he said.
Disclaimed by the university were Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obemba.
The bodies of the three victims of abduction were exhumed by the police on 1 May, at Eteo forest in Eleme Local Government Area.
Wodi said the university has no records of Nwafor and Obemba.
“Only the girl (Joy Favour Adoki) is a student of UNIPORT. The other two are not.
The girl is of faculty of Management Science. She resides off-campus at Alakahia,” Wodi said.
Wodi added that Adoki was expected to have been with her parents after the closure of the university.
UNIPORT, like other Federal-owned universities were shut on 20 March over COVID-19 pandemic.
Adoki and the other victims were kidnapped on 7 April.
Friday Akpan, one of the leaders of the kidnapping gang took operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit of Rivers State Police Command to Eteo Forest on 1 May.
There, the three bodies were retrieved and taken to the morgue.
They were all initially recognised as UNIPORT students.
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