The victim was reportedly kidnapped at about 3am.
According to Premium Times, gunmen in the early hours of Monday abducted Iniokpoemi Benson, a younger brother to the Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson.
The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, Hilary Okpara, who confirmed the incident, said the victim was abducted at about 3 a.m. at his residence in Korokorosei village in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
Mr. Okpara said in a telephone interview that the police special anti-kidnap squad was on the trail of the kidnappers.
“We have got information on the incident, the DPO in the area and the Assistant Commissioner of Police have briefed me and the good thing is that we have known the direction the hoodlums are heading to so we shall round them up,” Mr. Okpara said.
The commissioner assured that the gunmen would be apprehended and the victim rescued.
Iniokpoemi was the immediate past chairman of the community’s development committee.
Article Credit: Premium Times