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.