Unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Monday kidnapped Iniokpoemi Benson, a younger brother to the Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, Mr. Kombowei Benson.
Mr. Hilary Okpara, Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, who announced this said the incident happened about 3 a.m. at his residence in Korokorosei village in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
Okpara assured that the gunmen would be apprehended and the victim rescued. He also commented on the 90-year-old Madam Florentina Paulker, mother of Sen. Emmanuel Paulker representing Bayelsa Central, who was abducted in July.
“We have made some progress on that incident, we arrested one of them within hours and the next day we arrested three more subjects who are helping us and we are still making more arrests.
“It is a syndicate from what we have found out, we have cut off the communication link between the suspects in our custody and those holding the woman, so we are hoping that soon we shall free her,” Okpara said.