Elizabeth, 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, told our correspondent that the victim was
freed in the early hours of Thursday following the payment of N200m
It would be recalled 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.
in our correspondent, 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.