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Kidnapped Bayelsa businessman regains freedom

By Samuel Oyadongha

Yenagoa—Mr. Loveday Lucky, the abducted 48 year old Sangana-based businessman in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has regained his freedom.

He was kidnapped at his residence in his home town, Sangana, last month by unknown gunmen and was released Sunday morning around the Azuzuama swamp area of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.

Lucky, who was released with machete marks on his back and stab injuries on both hands, was received and taken into custody by the Caretaker Chairman of Brass Local Government Area, Bello Bina.

Bina, while confirming the development, warned youths in the area to shun kidnapping, adding that any culprit caught will face the full wrath of the law.

He said: “It is not only illegal, but devilish for anybody to kidnap a fellow human for selfish gains.

“Brass Local Government Area is not a safe haven for kidnappers or any criminally-minded youth. And I can assure you that security agents are on red alert.”

He equally warned youths from neighbouring councils that come to perpetrate crime in the area to desist from the act.

According to him, “we are aware that most of the abductors and pirates that have been disturbing the area are youths from other local government areas, who want to give Brass a bad name.

“We will not rest until the criminals that kidnapped Loveday and any other person in Brass are brought to book.

“They cannot hide. Security agents have already swung into action and they will soon apprehend the abductors in their hideouts and prosecute them accordingly.”


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