Relative Kidnapped With Jonathan’s Uncle Found Dead


BEVERLY HILLS, February 19, (THEWILL) – Fishermen in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, have recovered the body of a relative to former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was kidnapped alongside Jonathan's uncle, Chief Inegite Jonathan.

According to local reports from witnesses, the body of the relative, identified as Samuel Oki, 35, was found floating on Otuoke river, on Friday, two days after the abduction.

Armed gunmen had on Wednesday abducted, for a second time, 72-year-old Chief Inegite Jonathan, the former president's uncle and foster father, but the kidnap of the relative, Mr. Oki was not immediately noticed.

With the discovery of his decomposing body, fears have been heightened over the safety of pa Jonathan, whose status was still unknown by Friday afternoon.

Reports indicated that the body had been deposited at a morgue in the area while sympathisers have started visiting the Otuoke residence and neighbourhood of the Jonathans.

The news has been confirmed by the police spokesperson for Bayelsa State, Asini Butswat while the kidnappers have yet to establish any contact with the family since Wednesday.

Story by David Oputah