Okowa’s sister-in-law regains freedom after ransom payment

Okowa’s sister-in-law regains freedom after ransom payment

Elizabeth, the younger sister to the wife of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, who was kidnapped last week in Asaba, the state capital, has regaine

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Elizabeth, the younger sister to the wife of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, who was kidnapped last week in Asaba, the state capital, has regained her freedom. A source at the Government House in Asaba, who confirmed the release, said the victim was freed in the early hours of Thursday following the payment of N150m ransom.

Recall that Elizabeth was accosted by a gang of five stern-looking young men along the popular Anwai Road, near Temple Clinic Restaurant Junction, few metres away from the Government House gate and was whisked away in a waiting vehicle.

A senior police office in the Delta State Command, who pleaded for anonymity, disclosed that, “The negotiations for the release of the young lady was kept top secret but she was released by 2:00am on Thursday after huge ransom was paid. “The kidnap was kept secret hence the state Commissioner of Police refused to confirm the incident and the command will not also confirm her release as well.”