The Nigerian Police authorities have reacted to the viral video of Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin Honourable Mike Ogiasa, pleading for ransom to be paid to his abductors for his release.
Ogiasa, a cousin of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is a former state commissioner for special duties (federal project) and a Special Adviser on power development during the administration of Former Governor Seriake Dickson.
Engineer Mike Ogiasa was kidnapped on Wednesday, June 2nd by unknown gunmen from his house in Otuabadi in Ogbia Local Government area of Bayelsa State after coming back home from a meeting.
The viral video, which was released by unknown persons, showed Mike in a six feet hole dug in an unknown area and his head covered with a black hood. His two hands were tied and he was pleading to his friends and families to arrange any amount in their possession for his kidnappers to release him.
The Spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the authenticity of the video, said the heads of security agencies met on Friday night to brainstorm on new strategies to ensure he is rescued unhurt.
According to Butswat, the police want to assure the general public and families of the victim of their commitment to secure his safe release from the kidnapper’s den.