Mother of Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was kidnapped on Sunday from the palace of the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-uku, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo.
Mrs. Kanene Okonjo, 82 , the queen mother of Ogwashi uku was abducted around 1:47PM by a gang of armed men who seized her at the gate of the palace at Ogbe-ofu and took her away while the husband had travelled out of town.
The police said they arrested a man who allegedly left the compound few minutes before the incident took place.
The finance minister is currently in Abuja making arrangements with security agents to free her mother according to family sources.
culled from saharareporters
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