Margaret Emefiele, Abducted CBN Gov’s Wife Released

Margaret Emefiele
Margaret Emefiele


Mrs Margaret Emefiele, previously abducted wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, has been released by her abductors.

Mrs Emefiele was kidnapped alongside 4 others on the Benin-Agbor road, in Edo State.

It isn’t clear if any ransome was paid for her release. A N100m was demanded earlier 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.

It was reported earlier that helicopters and sniffer dogs were deployed in search for her.

Investigations were carried out by the Inspector-General Special Intelligence Monitoring Team, headed by Abba Kyari.

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.



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