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Kidnappers Of Okonjo Iweala’s Mother Demand 1Billion Dollars Ranso

The Kidnappers that
Abducted 82 Years Old
Mother Of Finance Minister
Prof. Kanene Okonjo at their
family home in Ogwashi uku,
Delta state, are demanding
for a whopping $1 billion

Majesty, Professor Chukwuka
Aninshi Okonjo Agbogidi, the
reigning Obi of Ogwashi-Uku
kingdom was kidnapped
Sunday at about 1:30 pm
from the husband’s palace
at Ogbe-Ofu quarters in
Ogwahi-Uku by eight
gunmen who stormed the
palace in two Audi cars.

The demand for a $1billion
ransom according to source
was relayed to the family of
the woman this morning.
Its yet to be seen how the
family will react to this
development, but in a
statement made available to yesterday, the
minister’s spokesman Paul
Nwabuikwu said; “at this
point, it is difficult to say
whether those behind this
action are the same people
who have made threats
against the Coordinating
Minister in the recent past or
other elements with hostile
motives. No possibility can be
ruled out at this point.

Meanwhile Umu Anioma
Foundation Worldwide has
demanded the immediate
release Of Dr. Okonjo
Iweala’s Mother. In a
statement made available to and signed by
Prince Charles Anyasi, the
National Coordinator /
Spokesman, the group said:

“Once again, the image
smear on Delta State has
been brought to the fore
with the unfortunate
kidnapping of the aged
mother of Nigeria’s energetic
Finance Minister, Dr. (Mrs.)
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala from
her home in Ogwashi-Uku a
few hours ago. A few
months ago, it was the turn
of another prominent
Anioma family to sweat in
search of their mother who
was abducted in her farm.

“Nothing can be hurting as
the current worldview of
Delta State encapsulated in
BBC’s report of the
unwholesome development,
stating inter alia: Nigeria is
one of the worst countries in
the world for kidnapping,
where it is a lucrative
criminal enterprise worth
millions of dollars a year.

“The crime is particularly
prevalent in the oil-rich
Delta State, although high-
profile victims are

“The question is; how did we
get here? Whether this latest
heinous act was orchestrated
as a payback for the Finance
Minister’s principled stand
on the current Oil Subsidy
imbroglio or as a message to
scare innocent indigenes
making preparations to be
with their kit and kin in this
festive season, the
perpetrators had better get
it clear that, as Daniel Defoe
would say, Justice is always
violent to the party
offending. Yes, the offenders
may not feel the violence
now, but, before long, they
certainly will.

“Umu Anioma Foundation
Worldwide wishes to state
categorically that a situation
where citizens toiling
diligently for the society’s
positive turnaround are
being punished by satanic
elements can no longer be
condoned. We demand the
immediate and unconditional
release of this old woman.

“As thousands of people get
into celebration mood, many
travelling to their respective
home lands, we call on the
security agents to beef up
action and assure the public
of safety.

“The time to act is now!”


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