Late ex-Edo Speaker’s wife kidnapped while taking husband’s corpse for burial released

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The wife of late Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Hassana Garuba, kidnapped earlier in the day while escorting the remains of her late husband, Zakawanu Garuba to Auchi, Edo state for burial has been released.

The husband had passed on in the early hours of Saturday.

Though Mrs. Garuba has been released, the faith of her driver is unknown, but her late husband has been buried in Auchi in accordance with Islamic rites.

Earlier, she, her three children and the aged mother of the late Speaker were driving behind the ambulance carrying her husband, when they were accosted by the suspected kidnappers around Kabba Junction, near Okenne.

The kidnappers were said to have abandoned Zakawanu’s mother and his three children in the vehicle, while they went away with Hassana and the driver.

This will be the second time she was being.kidnapped as same fate befell her on September 3, 2016, when.she was kidnapped kidnapped at Obadan village near Ogbemudia Farms, about 15 minutes drive from Benin along Benin-Okenne-Lokojo Road.
She was going to her station in Ehor, where she is a magistrate, when the suspected kidnappers attacked commuters and went away with her and some other persons.

She was released days after ransom was paid by her now late husband.

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