VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan’s Cousin, Mike Ogiasa Begs For His Life In Kidnapper’s Den

In a video that has since gone viral, Mike Ogiasa, a relative of former president Goodluck Jonathan who was kidnapped by gunmen in Bayelsa State, can be seen pleading for his life in the kidnapper’s den.

On June 4, 2022, Ogiasa, an engineer, was abducted in his hometown of Otuabadi in the Ogbia Local Government Area.

The victim, who served as the Voice of the South-convener South’s and a special adviser on power development under former governor Seriake Dickson (VSS).

Ogiasa is seen half-naked in a flooded tomb in the video, which SaharaReporters got and ran for 27 seconds.

His hands were restrained as he screamed for immediate assistance.

He cried, “You’re seeing me in the grave. Please do everything possible to come and release me. Any money that is available…any money you can make. Do everything possible. Please any money that is available. Is the money more important than my life? Please do everything that is possible.”

NEWS DIRECT had on June 2 reported that the gunmen, numbering about eight, attacked Ogiasa, a former Commissioner for Special Duties in charge of federal projects in the state, from Otuogidi in the Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.

Ogiasa, who also served as Special Adviser on Power to the state government, had finished attending a meeting before his assailants swooped on him.

The abduction had been confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat.

According to Butswat, a combined investigative effort involving security agencies had been launched with a view to rescuing Ogiasa and arresting the culprits.

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