This was how it happened:-
- A man who is currently in police custody was said to have gained entrance into the palace and informed the housemaid that he was there to convey the professor to somewhere in the town for an undisclosed traditional engagement.
Read more immediately after the hack...Eyewitness accounts said that as soon as the woman stepped out of the main building, heading towards the gate, the kidnappers moved in from the gate, and pushed her into a waiting car.
The gunmen were reported to have taken the workers who were fixing interlocking tiles at the gate of the palace hostage ordering them to lie face down.
“Immediately they saw our king’s wife, the Queen Mother who was coming towards the gate with her maid to serve the workers soft drinks, she was seized and thrown into a waiting Golf car while another car was parked outside.”
Another eyewitness said: “One of kidnappers, bracing all odds, went upstairs to collect the Queen Mother’s handbag. Another maid who sighted the kidnapper upstairs hid herself in the kitchen.”