A Professor at the Rivers State University (RSU), Prof. Emmanuel Amadi, has been murdered in his residence at Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt.
According to PM News The deceased, a professor of Microbiology was living with members of his family in his personal house, not far from the Rivers state government-owned Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt, with the area being notorious for criminal activities, especially incessant kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and assassination.
A source, who was close to the family of the slain lecturer, but spoke in confidence, described the murder as very barbaric and so pathetic, considering Amadi’s enormous contributions to human capital development, research, teaching and community service.
The source called on security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the killers of the don, in order to serve as a deterrent to other criminals.
Spokesman of RSU, Mr. Sydney Enyindah, while reacting through the telephone last night, told The Nation: “Prof. Amadi was attacked in his house at Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt in the early hours of today (yesterday) by armed robbers.
“The sad information came while we were having management meeting today. The situation will become clearer tomorrow .”
Rivers police Spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), also confirmed through the telephone, the attack on the don.
Omoni said: “I spoke with the Vice-Chancellor of RSU, Port Harcourt, Prof. Blessing Didia, five minutes before you called me.
“The VC of RSU told me through the telephone that he heard of the attack on Prof. Amadi from the grapevine, without official communication from the family to the university’s authorities.”