20th June, 2014
Mrs Ogboro Orumo, the kidnapped mother-in-law of the Speaker, Bayelsa State House of Assemly, has been released by her abductors after 20 days in captivity.
Orumo was kidnapped by gunmen at her Seibiri family compound in Korokorosei community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area on 30 May.
A statement signed on Friday by Piriye Kiyaramo, Special Assistant to the Speaker on Media and Public Affairs, said the 86-year old woman was found at Abua waterside in Rivers where she was left by her abductors.
“She was subsequently identified by security operatives who have been on the trail of the kidnappers since the incident took place.
“She was picked up at about 6.30 a.m. on Friday, 20 June and brought to Yenagoa at about 9.00 a.m. and handed over to the Speaker,” the statement read.
It said that the Speaker, Kanbowei Benson, had announced the unconditional release of his mother-in-law on Friday at plenary.
It added that the Speaker expressed gratitude to God for the safe and unconditional release of his mother-in-law.
“Benson also thanked Governor Seriake Dickson and the people of the state for their prayers and encouragement during the trying moments,” the statement said.