Kidnappers of President Jonathan’s foster father reject N30million offer

Kidnappers of President Goodluck Jonathan’s uncle and foster father, Inengite Nitabai, have reportedly rejected N30 million offered by the family.

The 70-year-old was abducted by unknown gunmen 13 days ago in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

Perhaps seeking to supervise the release of his uncle, President Jonathan arrived Otuoke, his hometown, on Thursday.

Prior to Mr. Jonathan’s arrival and since the kidnap, there has been a heavy presence of security operatives in Otuoke.

There are rumours in Otuoke that Mr. Jonathan’s presence may facilitate the release of funds to pay the kidnappers.

Mr. Inengite reportedly played a vital role in funding Mr. Jonathan’s undergraduate and post-graduate studies.

The gunmen had earlier established contact with the family and demanded for a ransom of N500 million to free the victim but were offered N30 million by the family.

The kidnappers reportedly dismissed the offer which they described as a joke. They warned the family to meet their demand.

Kidnapping has been on the rise in Bayelsa despite a law that punishes the crime with the death penalty.

Many victims’ families secretly pay ransom to the kidnappers to free the victims.


  1. So Presido too dey pay maga?

  2. Otunba Taiyese8 March 2014 at 18:08

    it serve him right


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