Abducted CBN Governor’s wife rescued

The kidnapped wife of the governor of the central bank of Nigeria (CBN), Margaret Emefiele, has been rescued.

The Apex Bank governor’s wife is now recuperating at the delta state government house in Asaba.

The confirmation corroborates earlier reports by Sahara Reporters, a New York-based online news portal.

Sahara Reporters said on Friday evening that Mrs. Emefiele was kidnapped along Benin-Agbor Road on Thursday after gunmen chased her police detail into the bush.

The medium also said a ransom of N1.5 billion has been demanded by her abductors, who have since reached out to the family.

Police spokesman Don Awunah could not be reached for comments on the status of rescue operations as his number indicated it was switched off for several hours Friday.

Mrs. Emefiele is the latest victim in a string of abductions that have seen many public figures seized within the last one year.

She was rescued after the inspector general of police. Ibrahim Idris, ordered a massive manhunt for her and her abductors along the Benin-Asaba expressway.

The woman was abducted last Thursday afternoon by gunmen who went away with her after killing her orderly who resisted them.

Sources said she was rescued on Saturday at Ugoneki axis of the expressway.


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