Mother of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance kidnapped

Finance Minister, Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala The mother of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, was kidnapped today from the palace of the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-uku, (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo.

The 82-years-old Mrs. Kanene Okonjo, queen mother of Ogwashiuku, was abducted at about 2PM on Sunday by a gang of armed men who seized her at the gate of the palace at Ogbe-ofu and took her away.

The husband was reported to have traveled out of town. Meanwhile, the police have arrested a man who allegedly left the compound few minutes before the incident took place.

Professor Okonjo is a retired professor of sociology at the University of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka.

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