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Kidnappers demand N1.5 billion for release of CBN Governor’s wife

01 October 2016, 06:52

Benin - The kidnappers who abducted Margaret Emefiele, wife to sitting Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, are demanding N1.5 billion for her release, Reports Sahara Reporters

Margaret Emefiele according to News 24 was abducted on Thursday night along the Benin-Agbor Road.

In addition to Margaret Emefiele, four other people were abducted including two other females, a male, and her driver.

It was gathered that Margaret Emefiele had a four-man police detail attached to her. However, when the police were confronted with the superior firepower of the kidnappers they ran away, leaving her and the other victims in the hands of the criminals.

Since her abduction, the kidnappers have been in constant communication with Mr. Emefiele, his representatives, and police negotiators.

They are reportedly discussing the N1.5 billion ransom demand.

- News 24


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