Goodluck Jonathan's cousin kidnapped by gunmen in Bayelsa

The victim is the elder brother of Azibaola Robert, who is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zeetin Engineering Limited.
Goodluck Jonathan's cousin kidnapped by gunmen in Bayelsa

Jephthah Robert, a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been abducted by some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Tuesday.

The PUNCH reported that Robert was whisked away by his assailants in front of his house located around Dimrose Road in Yenagoa around 9:30pm on Tuesday.

Confirming the incident, a spokesman for the State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, said, "He was picked up at Dimrose Road in Yenagoa. We are intensifying efforts to rescue him and arrest the kidnappers.

"We are working on a promising lead."

The kidnapping of Jonathan's cousin happened barely 24 hours after the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Federal Otokito, was released by his abductors.

Otokito was whisked away on January 20 from his residence in his community, Otuokpoti, in the Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.

He spent about five days in the custody of his assailants before he was freed on Monday.

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