'Why They Kidnapped My Mother' - Minister


Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Finance Minister, blamed indicted oil marketers for the kidnap of her 82-year-old mother, Prof Kamene Okonjo. The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar has said no effort is being spared to find the kidnappers.
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A gang of armed men has seized 83-year-old Kamene Okonjo, left, mother of Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

  • Nigeria:  Why They Kidnapped My Mother - Finance Minister

    Vanguard, 17 December 2012

    Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday, revealed that her mother, Prof. Kamene Konjo, was kidnapped by those who accused ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abduction of Okonjo-Iweala's Mother, Part of a Trend

    This Day, 12 December 2012

    Police searched Monday for the kidnapped mother of Nigeria's powerful finance minister, after an abduction that shows no one is out of reach of criminal gangs in the West African ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Search for Okonjo-Iweala's Mother - Minister Orders IG to Deploy Officers From Abuja to Delta

    Vanguard, 11 December 2012

    The manhunt to get the mother of the minister of Finance, 82 year old Prof. Mabel Kameni Okonjo released from kidnappers took a new twist Tuesday with the minister of Police ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  IG Orders Arrest of Abductors of Okonjo-Iweala's Mother

    This Day, 11 December 2012

    A flurry of activities began Monday for the rescue of Prof. Kamene Okonjo, mother of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Okonjo-Iweala's 83-Year Old Mother Kidnapped

    This Day, 10 December 2012

    The 83-year-old mother of the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was kidnapped Sunday afternoon by unknown gunmen from the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  How 10 Gunmen Kidnapped Okonjo-Iweala's Mother

    Leadership, 10 December 2012

    Witnesses have told LEADERSHIP how the octogenarian mother of the minister of finance, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, was yesterday abducted from the palace of the traditional ruler ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Finance Minister's Mother Kidnapped

    Vanguard, 10 December 2012

    Gunmen, yesterday, raised the stake when they abducted the mother of the Minister of Finance, Prof. Okonjo-Iweala, Professor Kamene Okonjo, in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State. read more »

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Palace where kidnapping of Finance Minister's mother took place.

  • Nigeria:  Okonjo-Iweala's Mother Kidnapped

    Daily Trust, 9 December 2012

    Gunmen on Sunday stormed the palace of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo and abducted his 82-year-old wife, Prof. Kanene Okonjo who is also the mother of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kidnappers Seize Okonjo-Iweala's Mother

    This Day, 9 December 2012

    Mother of the Minister of Finance, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was on Sunday abducted from the palace of the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-uku, Delta State, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka ... read more »