Jonathan’s foster father narrates ordeal in kidnappers’ den

Posted by News Express | 23 March 2016 | 2,963 times

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Chief Inegite Jonathan, 72, uncle and foster father to former President Goodluck Jonathan abducted by armed gunmen on February 17, has narrated his ordeal to Nigeria’s immediate past number one citizen, who was one of the early callers who thronged the residence of the freed septuagenarian’s residence in Otuoke.

It was gathered that Chief Inegite, who was released on Tuesday morning, expressed happiness over his freedom from the kidnappers when the ex-president visited.

Family sources at the meeting told NAN that he expressed shock over the death of his nephew Samuel Oki abducted along with him and who lost his life during the kidnap saga.                                              

Negite told Jonathan that the kidnappers came with two speed boats and abducted them but that he appealed to the kidnappers to free the young man without knowing that the kidnappers killed Oki.                                          

The chief thanked all that sympathised with him in his trying period.

Among the visitors were King Lot Ogiasa, paramount ruler of Otuoke, King George Lawson, the clan head of Ogbia Kingdom, and chiefs of Otuoke.

Chief Inegite was kidnapped at his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa along with a 35-year-old relative, Mr Samuel Oki, who was killed by the abductors. The remains of Oki were found floating at Otuoke creeks two days after the abduction.

It would be recalled that the victim was kidnapped in February 28, 2014 in his house and was freed by security forces, at Akipli Community in Ogbia on March 10, 2014.

•Photo shows Chief Inegite Jonathan.

Source: News Express

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