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Kidnap: Governor Okowa’s In-law Regains Freedom, As Police Maintains Silence

A close in-law of Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, abducted last week by unknown gunmen has reportedly been released.

Elizabeth, younger sister to First Lady, Dame Edith Okowa was allegedly whisked away at Temple Clinic junction, along Anwai road few meters from Government House in Asaba.

The victim was said to had been released on Thursday morning after a ransom of over N150 million was allegedly paid to secure her freedom.

A reliable source from Government House confirmed her released but denied knowledge of paying ransom.

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The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Adeyinka Adeleke, claimed ignorance and denied any knowledge of the alleged released.

He said, “I’m just hearing it from you, I don’t have that information that she was abducted not alone to have information that she been released. I no hear go, so is not possible for me to hear come.

Also, a call to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the position of CP Adeleke, “I don’t know if she was kidnapped, I am only hearing it from you. So I am not aware of the release.” She replied.

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The First Lady who had refrained from public gatherings since the incident, was absent at the International Day of Charity 2019 held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba. A flagship event of the O5 Initiative foundation which she had always chaired since 2017.

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