Jonathan’s kidnapped cousin found dead

A cousin to the former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was kidnapped together with his father, Chief Inegite Jonathan, was on Friday found dead in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

E-President Goodluck Jonathan

E-President Goodluck Jonathan

Relatives said that fishermen found the body of Samuel Oki, 35,
floating in Otuoke river, two days after he was kidnapping.

Jonathan’s foster father, abducted by gunmen that posed like fishermen, heightened fears about the safety of the octogenarian, whose location remains unknown.

A family member of the deceased, Igbogamini Paul, said the family believed that a gunshot they heard during the kidnapping was targeted at Oki.

The locals said local fishermen found the body of Oki, by the
shoreline.

The body had been taken to the morgue.

The abductors have yet to establish any contact with the family of
their captive.

The State Police spokesman, Mr Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident, saying that the operatives at the command were still trailing the kidnappers.

“On Feb. 17, at about 03.30 a.m., seven unknown gunmen
abducted one Inengite Nitabai at his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local
Government Area.

“A massive manhunt has 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,” Butswat said.

Oki, alongside his father, were abducted from their residence in Otuoke on Feb. 16.

It would be recalled that Nitabai was kidnapped on Feb. 23, 2014 during the administration of the ex-president.

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