The Head of Music Department,  HOD, of  Delta State University, Abraka campus, Professor Ovaborhene Idamoyibo, kidnapped last Saturday, has died after N3 million was paid for his release.

The university don was found unconscious after his abductors released him following the purported payment of a ransom of N3m.

Idamoyibo was kidnapped by gunmen in Eku, in the Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State while returning to Abraka after a family meeting in Sapele.

His abductors had demanded N50m as ransom to secure his release.

The professor was released on Sunday night, but was found unconscious by those who went to pick him up.

He was then rushed to a private clinic for first aid treatment, but was referred to the Oghara Teaching Hospital on Monday after his condition got worse.

The lecturer died on the way to the Oghara Teaching Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the death of the professor.

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