Feb 24, 2014 – President Jonathan’s Uncle Kidnapped In Otuoke Bayelsa State: Chief Inengite Nitabai Abducted
The home village of President Goodluck Jonathan is currently mourning after the abduction of a popular chief in the area.
The man in question, Chief Inengite Nitabai was said to be an uncle to the President.
He was kidnapped on Sunday by some masked gunmen after returning from a function.
According to Otuoke residents, Chief Nitabai was waiting outside his home when the gunmen who placed him on surveillance snatched him.
65-year-old Nitabai who was said to have just returned from an outing involving a property he sold few years back was abducted in front of his home in Otuoke, Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa.
The heavily armed kidnappers numbered about 10 reportedly took the chief away in his vehicle last night.
A security source who requested anonymity said Chief Nitabai’s vehicle was found abandoned at Onuegbum creek indicating that the kidnappers have made away with their victim through the creeks.
The motive behind President Jonathan’s uncle kidnap is still unknown.
A source from Otuoke said the abduction is likely related to a piece of land belonging to the victim that was sold by some youths in Otuoke.
As we speak, the community is under tight security.
Bayelsa state police spokesperson who confirmed the incident said a suspect had been arrested in connection with the abduction.
Mr Alex Akhigbe also confirmed the recovery of the vehicle used for the kidnap.
“Investigation is in progress to unmask the kidnappers and rescue the victim,” he said.
President Goodluck Jonathan is yet to make an official statement on his uncle’s kidnap.