How CBN Governor Emefiele’s wife was kidnapped

More facts emerged late yesterday on how Mrs. Margaret Emefiele, wife of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, was abducted by gunmen on Thursday afternoon.


Mrs. Emefiele was said to have been waylaid by the gunmen around Ugoneki town along the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha Expressway in Edo State.

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The operation left her orderly dead, according to a community source.

The source said Mrs. Emefiele had boarded a flight from Abuja and landed safely at the Benin Airport, from where she left for Agbor in Delta State by road.

It was gathered that the hoodlums intercepted the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) she was travelling in and shot her orderly, who attempted to resist the operation.

It was not yet clear how the heavily armed men escaped with their captives into the bush, but sources said that two persons, including Mrs. Emefiele, were whisked away.

But the Delta State Police Command yesterday said it was not aware of any kidnap of any high profile citizen, including Mrs. Emefiele.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Celestina Kalu, said the Command was yet to get any information on the incident, saying if it were true, it did not happen in the state.

Some residents of Agbor said the news was still strange to them, as they were not aware of the abduction.



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