The Bayelsa state Police Command has confirmed the death of a 78-year-old mother of a former member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Kate Owoko who was kidnapped on April 18,2019.
The abductors were said to have dumped the remains of the lawmaker’s mother at the bank of Amassoma River, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
The kidnappers were said to have held their ailing victim for about two months following disagreements with her family members over ransom.
The Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer, Butswat Asinim who confirmed the development described it as pathetic.
He said the police were making efforts to free the aged woman before her body was discovered at the waterside.
Asinim said the police would intensify efforts to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.