Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Kidnappers Demand N200m Ransom for Okonjo-Iweala’s Mother

THISDAY gathered Tuesday that the kidnappers had contacted the Okonjo family during which they listed conditions for the release of the finance minister’s mother Prof. Kamene Okonjo.

The demand for N200 million was made after an initial demand for N1 billion, which the family made clear it could not pay.

According to sources, the abductors who telephoned the family at noon on Monday, initially demanded to speak with Okonjo-Iweala, but were not allowed to do so.

Rather, they were made to speak with the eldest son of the victim, Onyema, who relocated to Ogwashi-Uku on Monday to coordinate the release of his mother.

It was learnt that the abductors first demanded the resignation of the minister as a precondition for the release of her mother or pay N1 billion.


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