Jonathan’s Uncle Narrates Ordeal To Former President


Chief Inegite Jonathan, 72, uncle and foster father to former President Goodluck Jonathan, abducted by armed gunmen on February 17, has narrated his ordeal to the former President.

It was gathered that Chief Inegite expressed happiness over his freedom from the kidnappers when the former President, who was one of the early callers to the residence of the freed septuagenarian in Otuoke, visited.

The Bayelsa Police Commissioner, Mr Peter Ogunyawo, had told reporters, two days ago, that the former President had insisted that he will neither negotiate with criminals nor pay any ransom to free his uncle.

Family sources at the meeting disclosed that the 72 year old Chief expressed shock over the death of his nephew, Samuel Oki, who was abducted along with him and lost his life in the kidnap saga.

Negite told Jonathan that the kidnappers came with two speed boats and abducted them but he appealed to the kidnappers to free the young man but unknown to him they killed Oki.

Other visitors includes King Lot Ogiasa, Paramount ruler Otuoke; King George Lawson, the Clan Head of Ogbia kingdom; Chiefs of Otuoke kingdom among others.

Jonathan was kidnapped at his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa along with a 35 year old relative Mr Samuel Oki who was killed by the abductors.

THEWILL recalls that the victim was first kidnapped on February 28, 2014 in his house and was freed by security forces, at Akipli Community in Ogbia on March 10, 2014.

The remains of Oki, abducted along with Chief Inegite Jonathan, was found floating at Otuoke creeks two days after the abduction.

Story by David Oputah