Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Police arrest kidnappers of CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele’s wife

Six members of the gang that kidnapped the wife of Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Margaret Emefiele has been arrested in Abuja, according to the police.  The suspects were arrested at their hideout in Edo State, are being held at the state command headquarters, Benin.

This brings to seven the number of suspects arrested in connection with Mrs.Emefiele’s abduction, which occurred along the Benin-Agbor Road.

The team had relocated to Edo State after the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, directed them to go for the criminals and rescue their victims, which included a driver and three women.

The gang had demanded N100m ransom, but they were forced to release their victims following pressures from the police, army and Department of State Services.

It could not be confirmed if any ransom was paid, but the hostages were released early Saturday morning, while the security agencies arrested one suspect shortly afterwards.

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