Monday, 10 December 2012
Okonjo-Iweala’s mum: Kidnappers demand $1billion ransom
Latest report says kidnappers of the mother of Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo Iweala have made contact with the family, demanding for a ransom of $1billion failure of which they threatened to kill their victim.
Iweala’s mother was kidnapped on Sunday from the palace of the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-uku, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo.
Mrs.Kanene Okonjo, 82 years old, the queen mother of Ogwashi uku was abducted at about 2pm by a gang of armed men who seized her at the gate of the palace at Ogbe-ofu and took her away.
The husband was said to have travelled out of town.
The police yesterday arrested a man who allegedly left the compound few minutes before the incident took place.