NRC MD wife Kidnapped by ‘Policemen’
by Sola Shittu Benin
The police in Benin on Wednesday confirmed the kidnap of Francisca Okhiria, wife of the Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, by suspected gunmen in police uniform.
Eyewitnesses said the hoodlums shot a military personnel who was standing by the road side to evade arrest.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said the gunmen trailed Francisca from the airport and kidnapped her on the way to her house.
Nwabuzor, said the woman was kidnapped at Irhirhi along NNPC filling station in the Oredo Local Government Area.
“It is confirmed that she was kidnapped and the police have recovered the vehicle; a Landcruiser Prado.
“The army sergeant shot by the hoodlums was with her as a security personnel and eventually taken to the military hospital by the police. The gunmen came in a Toyota Camry. Investigation into the incident has commenced,” he said.