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Bayelsa commissioner kidnapped

By Emem Idio,Yenagoa

YENAGOA – BARELY twenty-four hours after the sister of the Bayelsa state Governor Seriake Dickson was kidnapped, the state Commissioner for Local Government, Mrs. Sarafina Otazi  has been abducted  in Ogbia Local Government Area.

*File photo Gov Seriake Dickson
*File photo Gov Seriake Dickson

Confirming the abduction, a family member and nephew of the victim, Mr. Patrick Oba, said she was kidnapped at gunpoint in Otuoke, on her way to Ewoi Community in Ogbia L0cal Government Area for a funeral.

According to the family source, the kidnappers reportedly whisked away the victim, removed her car keys and left two other female occupants in the vehicle, apparently to frustrate attempts to report the crime.

Otazi is a one-time Acting chairperson of Ogbia Council area and former Commissioner for Women Affairs in the state.

Spokesperson of the Bayelsa state Police Command Asinim Butswatt, who confirmed the incident.


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