Two soldiers arrested over kidnap of CBN Governor’s wife

Two army officers have been arrested for allegedly partaking in the abduction of Margaret Emefiele, wife of Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, PremiumTimes reports.

According to the news platform, the State Security Service and the Police arrested Musa Maidabara, a corporal attached to the 322 Artillery Regiment, and Edwin George of 371 Artillery Regiment in Maiduguri.

They were reportedly arrested with cash amounting to N15 million at different locations.

It was learnt that both suspects are students of Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies in Makurdi.

Maidabara was reportedly arrested along Benin-Asaba Road while George was nabbed at his hometown in Otukpo.

The news platform reports that Maidabara had kept the money with his brother, also a soldier at 14 Field Engineer Regiment, Onitsha.

The suspects were also reported to have possessed two Honda Accord cars when they were arrested.

A senior police official in Delta State confirmed to PremiumTimes that he was aware of the arrest of one of the soldiers.

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