- Gunmen on Wednesday night abducted the father of the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Doodei Week.
Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.
Also Mr Doodei Week, who also confirmed the incident on telephone, said that his father was abducted at about 11 pm.
“It is unfortunate that my father was ill and so sad that that the youths have no conscience and no conscience and we pray for his safety,” the commissioner said.
It was gathered that Chief George Agbabou Week was kidnapped from his home at Ayama-Ijaw community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
His abduction happened four days after Mrs. Beauty Siasia, the 80-year-old mother of former Super Eagles’ head coach, Mr. Samson Siasia, was released by her abductors after spending 77 days in their custody.
Week, who is said to be 81 years old, is a second-class traditional ruler and the monarch of Tarakiri clan in the area.
A family source, who confirmed the incident, said the hoodlums whisked the victim away to an unknown place in a speedboat.
The source said the armed bandits also carted away a Plasma television, two speedboats and a 200-horsepower engine boat belonging to the commissioner.
It was also learnt that the kidnappers of Elder Week had not made contact with the family as of the time of filing this report on Thursday.