Madam Betinah Benson, the kidnapped mother of the Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government (SSG), Mr Konbowei Benson, has been freed
She was brought home to her Old Assembly Quarters residence in Yenagoa on Sunday evening,according to a witness .
The octogenarian was kidnapped from the same residence on July 20 by gunmen who were dressed in military camouflage. She spent 33 days in their custody.
The kidnappers had on August 5 reportedly contacted Madam Benson’s family and demanded N500m ransom to set her free.
The SSG confirmed his mother’s release on his on Sunday evening.
“Thanks to the Almighty God, my sweet mother is back to Yenagoa,”he said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa Command, SP Asinim Butswat,also confirmed the release of Benson’s mother,saying : “Yes, she was rescued this (Sunday) evening but awaiting details from the team.”
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