Professor. E.N Amadi Of the Microbiology Department in the Rivers State University has been murdered in his home, relatives say.
The renowned scholar and researcher who hailed from Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers was a Professor of Bacteriology, Systemic and Taxonomy.
Spokesman of the university, Sydney Enyindah, confirmed the tragic incident, adding that “Prof. Amadi was attacked in his house at Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt in the early hours of today by armed robbers.
“The sad information came while we were having management meeting. The situation will become clearer tomorrow.”
The spokesman of the Rivers police command, Nnamdi Omoni, also confirmed the incident.
“I spoke with the Vice-Chancellor of RSU, Port Harcourt, Prof. Blessing Didia, five minutes before you called me,” the newspaper quoted him to have said.
“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.”