The dead body of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s relative- Samuel Oki, was discovered on Friday, by fishermen in Otuoke, Bayelsa state.
Oki was abducted alongside his uncle, Inegite Jonathan, when armed gunmen stormed the 72-year-old man’s residence on Wednesday, February 17.
Relatives disclosed that the body of 35-year-old Oki was found floating on Otuoke river, two days after the abduction.
According to Otuoke villagers, local fishermen recovered the body and anchored it by the riverside to prevent it from being carried away by water currents.
Meanwhile, Premium Times reports that the police spokesperson for Bayelsa State, Asini Butswat, said he was aware of the report, but could not immediately confirm its details.
Buswat said he was waiting to receive briefings from the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area, while adding that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers.
“On 17th February, 2016, at about 03.30hrs, seven unknown gunmen abducted one Inengite Nitabai at his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area.”
“A massive manhunt have 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.”