Four policemen who were on guard duty in the residence of President Goodluck Jonathan’s uncle and foster father, Mr. Inengite, are in custody due to their connection to his abduction.
Sources at the Bayelsa Police Command said on Wednesday that the policemen were being interrogated as part of an investigation into the kidnap incident.
Police Spokeman for Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, (DSP) informed media source that the police launched a manhunt for the kidnappers.
It will be recalled that Mr. Inengite, who was abducted on February 17, 2016, was previously kidnapped on February 28, 2014, in his house and was freed by security forces on March 10, 2014.
A relative of Mr. Jonathan, Samuel Oki, who was kidnapped alongside Mr. Inengite, was shot dead and found floating in the Otuoke creeks.
Mr. Igbogiamini Paul, a family source, regretted that the policemen were not on duty when the kidnappers invaded Mr. Inengite’s residence.
He said if they had been on the ground the old man would not have been so easily abducted.
The family source added that the arrangements for the burial of Mr. Oki were being made.
Meanwhile the kidnappers have yet to establish contact with the family, raising concerns about the fate of the 72 year-old.