My abductors treated me like VIP –Jonathan’s foster father

Uncle and foster father to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Inegite Jonathan, says his abductors treated him well.

The 71-year-old told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Bayelsa that his abductors gave him preferential treatment before setting him free.

Pa Jonathan was abducted by gunmen on February 17, but was released on Tuesday, March 22, after 35 days in captivity.

He said he was allowed to open his face while others were blind folded.

“I was properly taken care of by the kidnappers. I eat three square meals daily, my drugs was administered to me appropriately by the boys,” he said.

The chief said his abductors even asked other kidnapped victims with him to start paying allegiance to him as the only person that was untouchable in the camp.

He said before they started treating him well, they argued between themselves from his house but on getting to the camp they resolved their issue.

Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, said details of Jonathan’s release were not available.

Former President Jonathan had told the police that he would not succumb to the demand for ransom.

Jonathan and his wife, Patience, visited the chief shortly after his release.

The septuagenarian was kidnapped in his home in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa along with a 35-year-old relative, Samuel Oki, who was later killed by the abductors.

Oki’s body was found floating in Otuoke creeks two days after the abduction.