Gunmen responsible for the alleged abduction of Mr. Azibaola Robert Yekorogha has opened communication with his family.
Azibaola, former Nigeria’s president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan cousin’s, was reportedly seized from his home residence in Biogbolo in Yenagoa at about 8:40 p.m on Monday.
The suspected kidnappers made contact with the family on Thursday and demanded for undisclosed ransom for his release, according to Vanguard Newspaper.
Also, Austin Ekeinde, the spokesman for Azibaola Robert and Zeetin Chief Executive officer, confirmed the kidnap of his elder brother.
Ekeinde said the incident had been reported to the relevant security agencies.
Part of the statement read: “In the last few days, we have been inundated with inquiries by well-meaning Nigerians and the media for confirmation of the kidnap of our sibling. Consequently, this statement has become necessary to clarify the situation.
“Our elder brother, Mr. Jephthah Robert Yekorogha, was kidnapped at about 8:40 pm on Monday, 24th January 2022, in front of his house gate at Biogbolo, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State by four ‘gunmen’ in black uniform, who, at gun point, seized him in his car and forced him into their vehicle and zoomed off.
“This incident was reported to the law-enforcement agencies immediately it happened and is receiving maximum attention. We want to thank all well-meaning Nigerians who by way of calls, text message and visits have stood by us since the incident occurred. We ask for the support of the public on any lead for the quick release of our brother.
“In particular, we express our appreciation to the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State and the State Director of Department of State Services for their determined assistance.
“We appeal to the abductors of our brother to immediately release him unconditionally, without harm, and turn a new leaf for peace, security and prosperity of Bayelsa State,” Azibaola Robert said.
TheNewspad recall that the State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Federal Otokito, was kidnapped by gunmen from his residence in Otuokpoti, a riverine Community in Ogbia Local Government Area the State last week Thursday night.
He however regained his freedom a few days later.
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