Ex-President Jonathan’s Uncle Regains Freedom Five Weeks After Abduction

Five weeks after he was seized from his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Chief Inegite Nitabai, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s uncle was Tuesday freed by his abductors.

It would be the second time that Nitabai, 72, a former lecturer with the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, would be kidnapped by the gunmen in about two years. His release also came on a day that Jonathan vowed not to succumb to the demand of the kidnappers of his uncle, who is also his foster father.

Details were still sketchy last night as to how he was released or rescued, but a source told THISDAY that the septuagenarian was released unhurt and was reunited with his family.

Nitabai was kidnapped at his residence along with a 35-year-old relative Mr. Samuel Oki, who was later killed by the abductors. Oki’s body was found floating at Otuoke creeks two days after his abduction.

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