Kidnappers of Chief Watson Iti, the father of the member representing Brass Constituency 2 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Alfred Belimote Watson have demanded N70 million ransom for his freedom.
Alfred, who confirmed the ransom demand, stated in a text message: “Kidnappers of my dad called exactly at 11.30pm with his phone number requesting for a ransom of N70 million between now and Wednesday.”
The incident, which occurred at about 9.00am on Sunday, has thrown the constituents of the lawmaker into confusion with the state leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) are apprehensive over the safety of the abducted septuagenarian.
Investigations revealed that Chief Iti was whisked away by the kidnappers while on his way to Egweama community from Okpoama community in Brass Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Butswat Asimin,also confirmed the development.
The Sun, August 8
Join the conversation
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...
INVESTIGATION….N.3bn down the drain: Why water projects for Enugu communities don’t work
In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE talks about some of the projects that are serving the people and how various WASH programmes have failed to tackle...
INVESTIGATION…PARKVIEW ESTATE: Exclusive images of how billionaire property developer incurred Lagos govt‘s anger
Many have seen the demolished building, but not many know the circumstances that led to the teardown of the about...
INVESTIGATION… N.3bn down the drain, as Enugu communities suffer from dry taps
In November 2020, three organizations and the Enugu State government celebrated the completion of N300 million worth of projects that were expected...
INVESTIGATION… How herdsmen crisis compounds woes of already deprived Ogun communities
Earlier in January, the Nigerian media space was awash with reports of violence between herders and farmers across the country....