We received N12m ransom from kidnap of Okonjo-Iweala’s mother – Suspect

One of the suspects of the gang that abducted the mother of former Finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Prof. Kamene Okonjo, has confessed that his gang collected N12 million as ransom for the release of Prof Okonjo in 2013.

A statement from the Enugu state police command say the suspect identified as Peter Nweke who hails from Umumba Ndiagu in Ezeagu LGA of Enugu State made the revelation while he was being interrogated over the weekend.

Peter said that he was contacted by one Ifeanyi Chukwuemeka from Iselle Uku in Delta who linked him to one of the Okonjo’s family members that helped them to perfect the kidnap. He said that Chukwuemeka disguised as an NYSC member seeking for assistance and entered the compound and abducted Professor Okonjo.


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