‘Abducted’ CBN Gov’s Wife, Margaret Emefiele Regains Freedom

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Mrs Margaret Emefiele, the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emiefele, who was abducted on Thursday, along the Benin-Agbor road, has been released by her abductors.

According to sources close to the family, Mrs Emefiele alongside 4 other persons, who were kidnapped, were released in the early hours of Saturday “due to the gallantry of the Armed Forces, Police and Security Forces”, after they combed every nook and cranny within the area.

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It was learnt that she is currently recuperating in the State Government House, Asaba.

NAN reports that Mrs. Emefiele was on her way from Lagos to her hometown in Agbor, Delta State when her convoy was attacked by heavily armed men, who overpowered her security.

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Her abductors later established contact with her husband and demanded a ransom of N100million.

It however remains unknown if any ransom was paid for her release.

NAN also gathered that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, had deployed helicopters along the Benin-Agbor Road in a bid to track the abductors.

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The kidnappers had whisked Margaret, three other women and a male driver, to an unknown location.

But in a move to pile pressure on the kidnappers, the IGP also flooded the area with hundreds of police operatives and sniffer dogs

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