Saturday, 1 October 2016

Wife of CBN Governor, Margaret Emefiele rescued!

Margaret, the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emiefele, has been rescued.

According to New Telegraph & ThisDay, Margaret was rescued at about 12.30 am by security operatives. Family sources said she was rescued “due to the gallantry of the Armed Forces, Police and Security Forces”, in Ugoneki near Benin City and is currently recuperating in Government House, Asaba.

She along with three other women and their driver were abducted along the Benin-Agbor Road on Thursday while on their way to the CBN Governor’s home town.

The abductors had made a demand of N1.5billion for them to release their high profile victims.

However, some security experts described the abduction of the CBN governor’s wife as an embarrassment, noting that something must have gone wrong.

A former director, Department of State Services, Mike Ejiofor, stated that as a politically exposed person, Margaret must have had security operatives attached to her.

He wondered where the personnel were at the time she was abducted, noting that until the details of the incident came to light, it might be hard to know what transpired.

The lawyer urged Nigerians to take their personal security seriously. Ejiofor said,
 “I don’t know the circumstances around her abduction, but this is one of the highest profile kidnap cases in recent time.
“How can the wife of the CBN Governor, with all these security challenges be kidnapped? We need the details. Was any security operative attached to her?
“As the wife of the CBN governor, I expect she would need some protection. Until I get the details, I can’t talk much, but I believe something has gone wrong, which is very embarrassing.”
More details later…

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