A former commissioner in Bayelsa State, Mike Ogiasa has been spotted in a viral video, believed to be filmed in kidnappers’ den, begging for his life.
Reports claim Ogiasa had been kidnapped on June 2nd, 2022 from his hometown, Otuabadi in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.
His abductors had reportedly demanded N50 millions ransom for his release.
In a viral video, Ogiasa dumped inside a flooded grave and half naked with a sack over his head, was heard saying, “Is the money more important than my life? You’re seeing me in the grave and the money is there doing nothing, Please do everything to come and release me.”
Meanwhile, Authorities of the Nigerian Police have reacted to the viral video showing the kidnapped Hon. Mike Ogiasa, cousin to Former President Goodluck Jonathan, pleading for ransom to be paid to his abductors for his release
Spokesperson of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the authenticity of the video, said the heads of security agencies have met on Friday night to brainstorm on new strategies to ensure he is rescued unhurt.
According to Butswat, the police wants to assure the general public and families of the victim of their commitment to secure his safe release from kidnappers den.