Lawmaker’s Sister Kidnapped in Bayelsa

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By Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

An armed gang, suspected to be kidnappers, has seized the younger sister of Mr. Henry Offongo, a member of the House of Representatives representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency, Bayelsa State.

Mrs. Seighe Samson, the victim, it was learnt on Thursday, was abducted about 11 o’clock on Wednesday night from her home in Igbomotoru area of the local council.

A mother of six, Seighe, said to be in her late 30s, was forcibly taken away by her abductors after beating up her husband who attempted to stop the hoodlums from taking his wife away.

The bandits, numbering about six, were said to have stormed the coastal community in a speedboat and made straight to the house of their target.

After thumping Samson, the victim’s husband, the gunmen reportedly grabbed their victim and took her away to a yet unknown destination.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident, assuring that the victim would be rescued by security operatives.

Butswat added that the police had already arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnapping of the woman, and that they are already helping them in their investigations.