Two Soldiers Arrested In Connection With CBN Governor’s Wife Kidnap Case

CBN Governor and new AACB President, Godwin Emefiele
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

Two officials of the Nigerian Army have been arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, in connection with the kidnap of Margaret, wife of Godwin Emefefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,  who was kidnapped on September 29 but was released less than 24 hours after.

Musa Maidabara, a Corporal with the 322 Artillery Regiment, and Edwin George attached to 371 Artillery Regiment in Maiduguri were arrested at different locations, with cash amounting to almost N15 million recovered from them.

George, a Lance corporal, was arrested at his hometown in Otukpo, Benue State, while Maidabara was arrested along Benin-Asaba Road.

PREMIUM TIMES reports that both of the suspects are students of the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies in Makurdi, Benue State capital.

The report has it that Maidabara had gone to visit his brother who is also a soldier serving in Onitsha, Anambra State, and had kept all the money with him.

Both suspects had Honda Accord vehicles with them when they were arrested and investigation into case is still on.



    Sani Usman, the Nigerian Army spokesman, the report said, did not comment on the issue.

    However, a senior police official in Delta State said that the police were aware of the arrest of one of the soldiers but declined to make official comments as he was not authorised to do so.

    The CBN’s governor’s wife was kidnapped along Benin-Agbor Road alongside four others including her police detail.

    The kidnappers reportedly chased them into the bush before taking her to their den where she remained until her release the next day, after her family had reportedly paied large amount of money as ransom.

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