Gunmen kidnap Jonathan’s cousin in Bayelsa

Jephthah Robert, a cousin of former president Goodluck Jonathan, has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in front of his house around Dimrose Road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

According to reports, Jephthah was kidnapped on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Federal Otokito, was released by his abductors.

Recall that Otokito was whisked away by gunmen 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.

The State Police Command spokesman, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident in response to inquiries.

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