'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.

Photo: This Day

A gang of armed men has seized 83-year-old Kamene Okonjo, left, mother of Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Photo: Vanguard

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 »

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