Police in Bayelsa have confirmed the abduction of Mike Ogiasa, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mr Ogiasa, a former commissioner in the administration of ex-Bayelsa governor Seriake Dickson, was reportedly taken captive on June 2 from his community, Otuabagi in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
According to investigations, Ogiasa who is the convener of the socio-political group named Voice of the South-South has been at the forefront to draft Jonathan into the 2023 Presidency.
A source in the community said Ogiasa had just finished a meeting in the community when gunmen numbering eight whisked him away, reports The Sun.
“He had actually planned to return to Yenagoa at the end of the meeting but some people prevailed on him to wait till the next morning. He was indoors when the gunmen arrived and abducted him,” the source said.
Spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command Asinim Butswat confirmed that police are investigating the incident in order to rescue him.
This is coming months after cousin of the former leader, Jephthah Robert, was released by his captors after spending 14 days in their custody.