Gunmen kidnaps CBN Gov’s Wife, Demand N1.5M Ransom


The kidnappers that kidnapped the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emiefele, at Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State yesterday is demanding N1.5 million for ransom.

Mr. Godwin Emiefele

According to The Telegraph, she was abducted after she alighted from the flight she took from Abuja to Benin, Edo state, and was being escorted to her husband’s home-town in Agbor, Delta state.

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A family source, who spoke to newsmen, wondered how the woman was whisked away in the presence of four police escort.

The source who pleaded anonymity maintained that “somebody who knows about her journey from Abuja to the village (Agbor) masterminded her kidnap.” He disclosed that the town’s vigilante groups and other relevant security agencies have since combined efforts to rescue her unhurt.

It was also gathered that the hoodlums ambushed the victim around Ighoneki axis of Edo state, along the ever-busy Benin-Asaba- Onitsha Expressway at about 2.30 to 3p.m on Thursday, and they have since thence remained incommunicado.

When contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Celestina Kalu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), denied the kidnap saga, stating that: “The command is not aware of such thing.”

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On why the police in state claimed ignorance about the saga, another family member of the victim in Agbor, said: “It was because the kidnap didn’t occur within their jurisdiction. It was within an agrarian town in Edo State. “So, the PPRO cannot confirm what did not take place within their command.

Meanwhile, SaharaReporters had reported that Mrs. Emefiele was kidnapped along the Benin-Agbor Road. Our source disclosed that the kidnappers have made contact with their victim’s husband, adding that they were demanding a huge sum in ransom.



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