Mr Federal Oparmiola Otokito, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Trade and Investment, has abducted by unknown gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers.
Otokito was reportedly abducted by heavily armed men from his residence at Otuokpoti in Ogbia Local Government Area.
It was gathered that his captors invaded his Otuokpoti community on Thursday midnight and fired several shots to scare people away before they proceeded to Otokito’s residence where he was whisked away to an unknown destination
Bayelsa Police Command confirmed the abduction of the commissioner
The spokesman for the command, Asinim Butswat, said the police had intensified efforts to arrest the suspects and rescue the kidnapped victim.
He also confirmed that the commissioner’s captors abducted him at his residence in Otuokpoti, a riverine community in Ogbia LGA.
The police spokesman said: “Preliminary investigation revealed that the kidnappers stormed the residence of Hon Federal Otokito on 20th January, 2022 at about 2300hours and whisked him away in a waiting speedboat to an unknown destination.
“The command has launched a manhunt for the rescue of the victim and the arrest of the suspects. The investigation is ongoing.” (The Nation)