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Father of LG chairman in Bayelsa regain freedom from kidnappers

The police said they had identified the kidnappers but were yet to apprehend them.

• October 2, 2021
Nigerian police officers used to illustrate the story
Police officer used to illustrate the story

The Police Command in Bayelsa has confirmed the release of the 70-year-old father of the Chairman of Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, abducted September 5, at Kpansia, Yenagoa.

In a statement on Saturday, the command’s public relations officer, Asinmi Butswait, said the victim, Gbalipre Turner, was released at Oluasiri, Nembe Bassambiri, in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa.

Mr Butswait said the victim was hale and hearty and had been reunited with his family.

He claimed the kidnappers, who had been identified but were yet to be apprehended, released the victim after police operatives mounted pressure on them.

He explained that the Bayelsa commissioner of police, Echeng E. Echeng, had ordered officers to sustain the ongoing investigation to arrest the suspects.

(NAN)

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