Delta Police Denies Alleged Kidnap Of Okowa’s Wife Sister in Asaba

Governor Okowa of Delta State

By Ovie Okpare

The Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr Adeyinka Adeleke, has denied knowledge of the alleged kidnap of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s sister in-law simply identified as Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is believed to be the immediate younger sister to the first lady and wife of Governor Okowa, Mrs Edith Okowa.

The victim was reportedly kidnapped on Monday evening at the popular Tempo Clinic junction along Anwai Road in Asaba, the state capital.

The abductors were reported to have trailed their target to the junction, which is few meters away from Government House, before intercepting her and whisked her to unknown destination.

The gunmen were said to have fired several shots sporadically during the incident.

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According to the sources, the hoodlums forced the victim out of her car, hauled her into their get-away vehicle and sandwiched her before speeding off to unknown destination.

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But contacted, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeleke denied the kidnap incident, saying that if such high profile abduction happened, he would be immediately notified.

“I am not aware of the kidnap. There is nothing like that, nothing like that has been brought to my knowledge if actually it happened,” Adeleke told Daily Sun.

However, a source at the state police command headquarters confirmed the kidnap incident, adding that some persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged kidnap saga.


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