Goodluck Jonathan’s Abducted Cousin Found Dead (PICTURED)
The body of a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was abducted alongside the former leader’s uncle, Chief Inegite Jonathan, has been recovered by fishermen.
The body of Samuel Oki, 35, was found floating on Otuoke river, two days after the abduction.
Armed gunmen had on Wednesday, 17th february, 2016 abducted 72-year-old Chief Inegite Jonathan, Former President Jonathan’s father, and Mr. Samuel Oki whose kidnap was not immediately noticed. His decomposing body was found in River otueke.
He expressed sadness over the incident.
Villagers said local fishermen recovered the body and anchored it by the riverside to prevent the body from being carried away by water currents.
The body had been deposited at a morgue in the area.
Meanwhile sympathisers have been visiting the Otuoke residence of the abducted chief located within the neighbourhood of the former president’s country home.
The kidnappers are yet to establish any contact with the family of their hostage since Wednesday.
The police spokesperson, Mr. Butswat, a deputy superintendent, said the police were still trailing the kidnappers.
“On 17th February, 2016, at about 03.30hrs, seven unknown gunmen abducted one Inengite Nitabai at his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area.
“A massive manhunt have been launched by a combined team of Marine Police and Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command, to rescue the victim and arrest the abductors.
“Investigation is ongoing,” Mr. Butswat said in an earlier statement.
Nancy Dickson, a 26-year-old sister of Bayelsa’s Gov. Seriake Dickson, abducted in December 2015, has remained in captivity for over 50 days now despite an ultimatum given by the governor to the kidnappers to free her.