Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Retired principal abducted by unidentified gunmen

Chief Sunday Festus a 72 year old retired principal has been abducted some unidentified gunmen. 

According to Punch he was whisked away from his residence in Southern Ijaw LGA on Monday at about 3.26am. His son Leigh has confirmed the news and appealed that   his father is diabetic and  very sick. Before the abudction, he was in a critical state. 

According to reports the four man gang that attacked the chief broke his door protectors and took him to a waiting speed boat.

The son said“My father’s abduction followed a big bang on his door. They shouted and commanded that he should follow them. Attempt to resist the assailants by Ikiotari Festus – my father’s 13-year-old son – left him with injuries. They hit him on the head with the butts of their guns.”

Leigh averred that the “heartless kidnappers” dragged his father on the ground to the waterside, shooting repeatedly into the air to scare residents and to scuttle any resistance from the community.
He added that after they (abductors) succeeded in forcibly taking their victim, they headed towards Opuama community in the area.

Leigh claimed that the motive behind the abduction of his diabetic father might not be unconnected with plot to extort money from his elder brother, Daumiebi Festus, a lawyer and a real estate mogul.
He said his brother was also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

The  abductors have yet to establish contact with family members and Bayelsa State police command were not available for comments. His phone has been switched off also by the abudctors.


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