Gunmen Kidnap Former Edo Speaker’s Wife, Same Day Husband Died

Wife of the late former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Zakawanu Garuba has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The former speaker died early Saturday from complications arising from Covid-19.He was aged 54.His widow who left Abuja for her husband’s burial ceremony was kidnapped on her way to Auchi, her late husband’s hometown.


Speaking with National Mail online on the telephone, the CP said the news of a kidnap incident got to his desk and that he has already despatched his men to the area.

“Yes, I heard of a kidnap incident around Okene and, I have sent policemen to the area to ascertain the correct position of things. I do not what exactly, so I cannot confirm what I don’t know. My men have gone their already,” said the CP.

The late former speaker’s wife, mother and driver it was gathered were on their way to the hometown of the deceased when the incident occurred.

Their abductors were said to have let go of the mother.

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