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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Abducted Wife Of CBN Governor, Margaret Emefiele Has Been Released

Wife of Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) Governor, Mrs Margaret Emefiele, kidnapped some 24 hours before, has been released by her abductors. According to family sources she was rescued “due to the gallantry of the Armed Forces, Police and Security Forces”, in Ugoneki near Benin City and is currently recuperating in Government House, Asaba.

Mrs. Emefiele was on her way from Lagos to her hometown in Agbor, Delta State when her convoy was attacked by heavily armed men, who overpowered her security detail.

Her abductors later established contact with her husband and demanded a ransom.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, had deployed helicopters along the Benin-Agbor Road in a bid to track the abductors.

The kidnappers had whisked Margaret, three other women and a male driver, to an unknown location.

But in a move to pile pressure on the kidnappers, the IGP also flooded the area with hundreds of police operatives and sniffer dogs.

The IG Special Intelligence Monitoring Team, headed by Abba Kyari, had commenced investigation into the incident.

Kyari was the officer who arrested the suspects responsible for the abduction of Prof. Kamene Okonjo, the mother of ex-Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in 2012. (NAN)



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