Mr. Watson Iti, father of the lawmaker representing Brass Constituency II in the State House of Assembly, Mr. Watson-Alfred Belemote. He whisked away by gunmen on Saturday in Bayelsa State.
He was kidnapped in the night along Okpoama-Egweama, while conveying the corpse of his late wife, Belemote’s step mother from Okpoama mortuary to Egweama, the deceased’s maternal home, for burial.
The gunmen inflicted machete cuts on the driver, stole handsets and other valuables belonging to the passengers in the boat and abducted the aged Watson to an unknown destination.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.