Richard Ginika Izuora
The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed that some unknown criminals in military camouflage stormed the residence of 80 year old Mrs. Betinah Benson and took her to an unknown destination.
Betinah, is the mother of Kombowei Benson, Secretary to the Bayelsa State government.
The attack was carried out on Tuesday night, July 20, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
The Commands spokesperson, Asinim Butswat; however said some of the suspects have been arrested.
“The Bayelsa State Police Command has launched a manhunt for the rescue of Madam Betinah Benson and arrest of the suspects.
“Madam Betinah Benson 80 years was kidnapped on 20th July 2021, at about at about 2300 hours at her residence at Old Legislative Quarters, Azikoro Road, Yenagoa. The kidnappers who were dressed in military camouflage stormed the residence; and kidnapped the victim to an unknown destination,” Butswat said.
The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, Mike Okoli; and other detectives have visited the scene and investigation is in progress.