Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Mother Freed by Kidnappers


According to sources, the 82-year old queen is with security operatives, just as report says  Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan is on his way to Ogwuashi-Uku to receive her.

Kamene Okonjo, an 82-year-old professor, was seized from her home in southern Nigeria on Sunday.

Kidnapping is common in southern Nigeria, where it is a lucrative criminal enterprise.

It is not clear if Mrs Okonjo was held for political or financial gain.

Earlier this week a finance ministry spokesman said that Mrs Okonjo-Iweala had been threatened recently.

Many businessmen, footballers and academics have been kidnapped for ransom in the south in recent months.


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