“We are glad to confirm that our brother, Mr. Jephthah Robert Yekorogha, has finally regained his freedom and reunited with the family after a protracted ordeal in the hands of his kidnappers. He regained freedom in the early hours of today, Monday, 7th February 2022.”
There was no information on whether or not ransom was paid before he regained freedom but he was reported to be in good health, but would see his doctor for “routine medical checkup.”
The statement said “Once again, we appreciate all well-meaning Nigerians who, by way of calls, text messages, and visits stood by us throughout the ordeal. Particularly, we appreciate the efforts of the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State, and the State Director of the Department of State Services, (DSS) for their determined assistance.”
Yekorogha was kidnapped at gunpoint by armed men at about 8:40pm on Monday, January 24, 2022, in front of his house gate at Biogbolo, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and whisked away to an unknown destination. The incident was promptly reported to the law-enforcement agencies who mounted pressure until he regained freedom.
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