Professor James Nwoye Adichie, the father of renowned writer and author Chimamanda Adichie who was kidnapped on Saturday May 2, 2015, has been freed by his abductors.
The 83 year-old was travelling from Nsukka to his hometown Abba, in Anambra state when the kidnappers abducted him and his driver. The sum of $250, 000 was later demanded for his release.
Professor Adichie was released at about 8pm last night but what however cannot be ascertained is whether the family paid the ransom.
Prof Adichie is the first professor of statistics in Nigeria and was Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).