Gunmen abduct Bayelsa commissioner Otokito
Gunmen have abducted the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr Federal Oparmiola Otokito.
Otokito was reportedly abducted by heavily armed men from his residence at Otuokpoti in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
It was gathered that his captors invaded his Otuokpoti community at midnight yesterday and fired several shots to scare people away before they proceeded to Otokito’s residence where he was whisked away to an unknown destination.
The Bayelsa State Police Command confirmed the abduction of the commissioner.
Spokesman for the command, Mr Asinim Butswat, said the police had intensified efforts to arrest the suspects and rescue the kidnapped victim.
He also confirmed that the commissioner’s captors abducted him at his residence in Otuokpoti, a riverine community in Ogbia LGA.
The police spokesman said: “Preliminary investigation revealed that the kidnappers stormed the residence of Hon Federal Otokito on 20th January, 2022 at about 2300hours and whisked him away in a waiting speedboat to an unknown destination.”