Gunmen kidnap Kombowei Benson’s 80-year-old mother

By AdvocateNews on 21/07/2021

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Gunmen in military uniform have abducted Betinah Benson, Kombowei Benson, mother of Secretary to Bayelsa State Government and taken her to an unknown destination.

Betinah, 80, was abducted at her residence in old Legislative Quarters, Yenagoa, the state capital around 11pm on Tuesday.

It was gathered that she suffered the same fate in 2013 when she was kidnapped for ransom.

Asinim Butswat, Bayelsa Police Command, however, confirmed the incident, stating that the police have initiated a manhunt to rescue Betinah and arrest of the suspects.

“Madam Betinah Benson, aged 80, was kidnapped on 20th of 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, a Superintendent of Police, said in a statement.

Mike Okoli, the state commissioner of police and other detectives had visited the scene and investigation is ongoing.

Posted 21/07/2021 8:56:08 PM

 

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