By Chiemeka Green, Yenagoa A stalwart of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide and younger brother of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship
By Chiemeka Green, Yenagoa
A stalwart of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide and younger brother of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Robert Igali, and three others have been kidnapped along Elele Community in Rivers State while they were trying to rescue Bayelsa State bound accident victims.
The accident victims, according to eyewitness account, were returning from the wedding ceremony of an appointee of the member representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Preye Oseke.
It was learnt that they were returning from the wedding of his friend they attended in Mbaise axis of Imo State when the bus they boarded got involved in an accident.
National Point further gathered that Igali and three of his friends, who on hearing the news rushed to the scene of the accident from Yenagoa, and were kidnapped by unknown gunmen at Madonna University Teaching Hospital in Elele Community, Rivers State where the accident victims were receiving treatment.
A close source said one Mr. Prince Ekete died on the spot and a yet to be identified girl who was involved in the accident also died later in the hospital.
One of the accident victims said to be responding to treatment at the time of filing this report, Miss DiniAdiva, posted these words on Facebook: “I see you all, I can’t reply all your posts & messages for now but I am grateful.
“Also pray for those that were kidnapped while trying to make arrangements to move us from Madonna University, Elele to Yenagoa, that they come out unhurt.
“This is a trying time for me and I know it will pass. I appreciate all your love and support, I’m yet to seat upright and walk, it will take me some time. Ebinebo Stample and others too are recuperating well.”
The kidnappers, according to sources, have contacted the family of Igali, and are said to be demanding N5 million as ransom of their son.