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Kidnappers kill 78-yr-old woman in Bayelsa over disagreement on ransom

Tony Olutomiwa,Yenagoa

The mother of a former member of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Kate Owoko, has been killed by her abductors.

It was gathered that the 78-year-old woman, who had been held hostage in the last two months, over disagreement on ransom, was kidnapped at her residence on April 18 before she was eventually killed.

Her body was said to have been deposited at the bank of the river in Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Butswat Asinim, confirmed the incident.

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He said the police made concerted efforts to free the victim until her body was found at the bank of the river.

Asinim assured the public that the perpetrators would be arrested and brought to justice.