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

By 07:23 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 Comments

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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