In what has a semblance to a Hollywood detective flick; the Nigeria Police Force have identified and arrested the kidnappers who abducted Professor Kamene Okonjo-Iweala, mother of the finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonja-Iweala.
A Guard of the palace of the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-Uku, Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo, the minister’s father, simply identified as Chiejine is said to be the one who provided the logistic supports for the gang while one Peter led the operation.
The kidnappers were arrested after kidnapping a 72years old woman Mrs. Regina Obi, collected a ransom of N2m and still went ahead to kill the old woman. They were later arrested by the Police in Benin after a shootout where one of them was shot dead.
According to sources, the palace guard’s house has been demolished by the community after it was found that Chiejine is a kidnapper. It is also said that Chiejine, Peter, Marvelous and other members of the gang are between the ages of 30-34.