Gunmen Abduct Speaker Bayelsa House Of Assembly's Younger BrotherTuesday, August 05, 2014
Gunmen in the early hours of yesterday abducted Iniokpoemi Benson, a younger brother to the Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson, the immediate past chairman of the community’s development committee.
Hilary Okpara, Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, who confirmed the incident, said the victim was abducted at about 3:00 a.m. at his residence in Korokorosei village in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
The commissioner also commented on the fate of 90-year old Madam Florentina Paulker, mother of Senator Emmanuel Paulker representing Bayelsa Central, who was abducted in July....continue
“We have made some progress on that incident, we arrested one of them within hours and the next day we arrested three more subjects who are helping us and we are still making more arrests.
“It is a syndicate from what we have found out, we have cut off the communication link between the suspects in our custody and those holding the woman, so we are hoping that soon we shall free her,” he said.Madam Paulker, who was abducted on July 30 in Opollo area of Yenagoa, had been kidnapped in 2010, but was freed after eight days in captivity. The security agents at the time killed one of the kidnappers in a shoot-out.