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Published On: Sat, Oct 1st, 2016

JUST IN: Security Agents Rescue Kidnapped Wife of CBN Governor Near Benin-City

Margret Emefiele

Margret Emefiele

LAGOS OCTOBER 1ST (URHOBOTODAY)-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.

The media had delayed the story, Friday due to an appeal from the Emefiele family given the sensitivity of the negotiations for her release from the kidnappers yesterday.
Mrs. Emefiele was kidnapped on Thursday afternoon, September 29, 2016, and security agencies had been working frantically to locate her since from the moment the case was reported to them.
Emefiele was kidnapped around the Edo/Delta boundary while she was coming from Lagos State.
“Two among the police officers attached to her were shot and are presently in the hospital receiving treatment,” the source said.
The abductors were said to have made contact with her husband on Friday, demanding a huge sum as ransom but it is not clear if any was paid.

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