A cousin to former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Jephthah Robert, has been kidnapped in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
Mr. Robert was said to have been kidnapped in front of his house at Dimrose Road, Biogbolo area of Yenagoa.
According to an eye witness, he was standing in front of his house around 9.30 pm when a fast-moving car stopped abruptly, close to him and some masked men came down from the car and bundled him into it before he could raise the alarm.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the Police have commenced investigations and is intensifying efforts to rescue him and arrest the kidnappers.
Mr. Robert’s kidnap would be the sixth high profile kidnap carried out in the state in the last five months.
Others that have been kidnapped include Mrs. Betinah Benson, the mother of the Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government, Mr. Tari Ajanami, a top banker in the state, Chief Gbalipre Turner, father of Ogbia Local Government Council Chairman, Mr. Lotana Okoye, a popular businessmen and Mr. Federal Otokito, Commissioner for Trade, Industry and Investment.