Police Parade Abductors Of CBN Governor’s Wife



The Nigerian Police Force on Monday paraded nine suspected kidnappers of the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Margret Emiefele.

Force spokesman, Don Awunah, said the suspects, who included two policemen, have confessed to their various roles in the crime.

He however clarified that the Police do not encourage payment of ransom to kidnappers; rather, as was the case with the kidnap of the CBN’s Governor’s wife, ransom was sometimes used as bait or bargain to save the lives of victims of crime.

Awunah said: “It is also absolutely important to mention that the police do not and will not encourage payment of ransom.

“Relatives of victims of kidnap for ransom are strongly advised to exercise considerable caution in succumbing to payment of ransom.

“The I-G, Mr Ibrahim Idris, is determined in making sure that all those who are engaged in kidnappings and armed criminal activities do not escape justice,” he said.



    Items recovered from the suspects include: N14, 725,000, three cars, one AK 47 magazine and two cartridges.

    Awunah stated that the suspects also received various sums of money as part of their share of the ransom paid.

    According to him, the police have recovered from the suspects part of the money and cars bought with the ransom.

    The CBN governor’s wife was kidnapped with her three aides on September 29 along the Benin – Agbor road in Delta and were rescued less than 24 hours later.

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