…Silent on ransom
From Uche Usim, Abuja
Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has expressed gratitude to God, President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies for the rescue of his wife, Margaret, from the hands of kidnappers.
He was however silent on whether any ransom was paid to secure her release.
Mrs Emefiele was kidnapped last Thursday by kidnappers along Agbor-Benin road and taken to unknown destination.
The Central Bank Governor, in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday morning, said his joy knew no bounds when the news of his wife’s rescue reached him Friday night.
He praised security agencies for their gallantry in bringing his wife back home within 24 hours in compliance with the directive of President Buhari. He also expressed his gratitude to the Delta and Edo State Governments, friends and well wishers who, through their actions, prayers and goodwill, helped to bring this harrowing experience to a joyful end.
He reaffirmed his resolve to continue to serve the nation diligently and with all his heart without any fear of intimidation.
Recall Mrs Emefiele’s kidnappers had initially demanded N100 million as ransom for her release but increased it to N1.2 billion when they discovered she was a ‘big catch’.