Kate Owoko, a former member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly has found her mother’s lifeless body dumped by kidnappers at the bank of Amassoma River in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the victim, 78, was kidnapped on April 18 at her residence in Amassoma, the community of late former Governor of Bayelsa, Diepreye Alamieyeiseigha.
The kidnappers were said to have held their ailing victim for about two months following disagreements with her family members over ransom.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Butswat Asinim, confirmed the development describing it as pathetic.
He said the police were making efforts to free the aged woman before her body was discovered at the waterside.
Asinim said the police would intensify efforts to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.