Wife Of Late Edo Ex-speaker, Garuba, Kidnapped On Her Way To Burial Site

Wife of Rt. Hon. Zakawanu Garuba, late former speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen, Igbere TV can authoritatively report.

Mrs Garuba was reportedly abducted on Saturday in Edo on her way from Abuja, where her husband died of coronavirus complications earlier in the day.

Igbere TV gathered that the late ex-speaker's wife was on her way to Etsako, hometown of Garuba, where he was expected to be laid to rest in line with Islamic rites.

Efforts to reach the Edo state police public relations officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor for comments proved abortive. His phone line was busy as at press time.

A family friend of the Garubas, however, confirmed the development to Igbere TV. “It is true. Mrs Garuba has been kidnapped,” the source said, while pleading anonymity.

Igbere TV observed that the Edo state political community has since been thrown into mourning following the double tragedy - the death of former speaker and abduction of his wife. 

Details later...

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