Oronto Douglas’ elder sister kidnapped


The Police Command in Bayelsa State has confirmed the kidnap of Augusta Douglas-Ayam, the elder sister to Oronto Douglas, the Special Adviser to the President on Research, Documentation and Strategy.Douglas-Ayam was kidnapped at about 8pm on Monday night in Ogbia town by unknown gunmen.The Commissioner of Police, Hilary Opara, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday in Yenagoa, said he had just returned to the state capital after visiting the scene of the kidnap at Ogbia town.Opara said that no arrest had been made but that the Marine Police had been deployed to the creeks to effect the rescue of the victim.When contacted, the spokesman for state’s Police Command, Alex Akhigbe (DSP), said that officers from the Anti-Kidnapping Squad had been deployed to go after the kidnappers.“We are after the kidnappers and very soon, they will be apprehended and the woman rescued,” Akhigbe said.Meanwhile, Gift Douglas, a younger brother to President’s aide, who lives in Abuja, said that he received information about the kidnap of his sister on phone on Monday night.Gift Douglas said: “I got the information this night that our elder sister has been kidnapped by gunmen who went to her shop at about 8pm and shot into the air before taking her away through the creeks.”He said that the incident had thrown the entire family into mourning.Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Government has expressed shock and disbelief over the incident.The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Markson Fefegha, said that the report of the kidnap came as a shock but that the state government remained resolute in its determination to stamp out criminal activities in the state.Fefegha said: “It is sad and embarrassing that it happened at a time the present administration is recording great …

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