Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Gunmen Abduct Octogenarian Uncle of Former Governor Sylva in Bayelsa State

The spate of kidnapping of relatives of top political office holders in Bayelsa state continued Monday as gunmen stormed the country home of the Former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva and abducted his 86-year-old uncle, Pa Benson Adigio-Eseni.

The kidnap of the old man who is the father of the former personal assistant of Sylva and former chief of staff to acting governor who took over from Sylva is coming on the heels of the abduction of the former governor's sister some months ago.

Pa Benson Adigio-Eseni was said to have been abducted at 2am on Sunday night from his seaside residence.

As at the time of filing this report no word has been heard from the kidnappers who would normally ask for ransom.

It would be recalled that his son,  Austin Adigio,  was one of politicians who abandoned Sylva to return to the People's Democratic Party (PDP) recently. He  is  known  to have the intention to contest for  the state House of Assembly election in 2015.

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