Monday, 10 December 2012
Kidnappers of Okonjo-Iweala's mother demand $1 billion ransom
The Kidnappers that Abducted 82 year old Mother of Finance Minister, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iwealla at their family home in Ogwashi uku, Delta state, are demanding for a whopping $1 billion ransom. Gunmen Sunday abducted the mother of the Minister of Finance, in Ogwahi-Uku, Delta State. Okonjo-Iweala’s mother who is the wife of HisMajesty, Professor Chukwuka Aninshi Okonjo Agbogidi, the reigning Obi of Ogwashi-Uku kingdom was kidnapped Sunday at about 1:30 pm from the husband’s palace at Ogbe-Ofu quarters in Ogwahi-Uku by eight gunmen who stormed the palace in two Audi cars.
It was gathered that the kidnappers, numbering about 10, were lurking around the palace, until the woman and her maid came down to serve workers at the gate soft drinks.
An eye witness account said as soon as she came down from the main building towards the gate, the criminals moved in from the gate, grabbed her and pushed her into a waiting Golf Volkswagen car.
This demand according to source was relayed to the family of the woman this morning. Its yet to be seen how the family will react to this development.
The octogenarian Professor of Medicine is the wife of the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-Uku, Prof Chukwuka Aninshi Okonjo, who was not in town at the time of the incident.
Delta State police spokesman Charles Muka said: “Yes, we have got the information on the kidnap. We also have information that will lead to the arrest of the hoodlums.”