Abducted widow of ex-Edo speaker regains her freedom

Former speaker of Edo state house of assembly Zakawanu Garuba’s widow, Hassana has been released by her abductors after being kidnapped while on her way to her late husband’s burial on Saturday July 18.



The former lawmaker’s wife, his mother and three children were conveying his remains to Edo when she was kidnapped. It was gathered that the gunmen ordered Garuba’s wife and her driver to follow them, while his mother and children were allowed to continue their journey to Edo.


Few hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki released a statement over the incident, Hassana was released by her abductors. It is however not clear if a ransom was paid.



Younger brother to the deceased who confirmed the development, told The Nation that the whereabouts of the driver remain unknown.