“We are highly appreciative of your support” – Okonjo-Iweala
Professor Kamene Okonjo, mother of Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been released. She was kidnapped on Sunday, 9th of December from unknown gun men from the palace of the Obi of Ogwashi-Ukwu in Delta State. A statement by Special Adviser to the Coordinating Minister of Finance. Paul C Nwabuikwu said the 82 year old professor has been released.
“I can confirm that Professor Mrs Kamene Okonjo, wife of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Professor Chukuka Okonjo and mother of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy/Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was released this morning, five days after her abduction.
The Okonjo Family is full of thanks to the Almighty for this happy development. The family is also highly appreciative of the support and encouragement of President Goodluck Jonathan; the Country’s security services for their excellent operations; Governors Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, Peter Obi of Anambra, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and other Governors as well other friends and well wishers within and outside government for their prayers and encouragement during a very difficult period.
May God bless you all”.
It was not clear whether money was paid to secure her release.