Mother Of Nigerian Finance Minister Kidnapped

Mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Kidnapped
Police are investigating the kidnapping of Prof. Kamene Okonjo  reports that the  kidnappers of Prof. Kamene Okonjo have demanded N200 Million.   Okonjo is the mother of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The 82-year old woman is also  the wife of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Professor Chukwuka Aninshi Okonjo Agbogid.

     The abduction occured on Dec. 11  at about 1:30 pm at the husband’s palace in Ogbe-Ofu quarters. Eight gunmen stormed the palace in two Audi 80 cars. The policeman normally on duty was absent, giving the kidnappers easy access to the palace.  Workers renovating the palace were held at gunpoint, while  Prof. Kamene Okonjo was taken away.

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