Gunmen Abduct N15b Compensation Fund Disbursment Committee Chairman


According to Premium Times, Unidentified gunmen suspected to
be kidnappers on Friday abducted the Chairman, Odi Compensation Funds
Disbursement Committee in Bayelsa, Zibokere Daukiye, the police said. The Police spokesperson in the state, Asinim Butswat,
confirmed the incident in Yenagoa on Saturday.

“In the early hours of Friday, some unknown gunmen stormed
the residence of Professor Zibokere Daukiye, the Chairman of Odi Compensation
Fund Disbursement Committee, at Odi community, in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local
Government Area.

“The unknown gunmen abducted him, whisked him to a waiting
speedboat and sped off to an unknown destination.
“A manhunt has been launched by a combined team of Marine
Police, anti-kidnapping unit and JTF to rescue the victim and arrest the
abductors,” Mr. Butswat said.
The development has raised anxiety among residents of Odi,
which was in 2014, given N15 billion as compensation for its invasion by
federal troops in 1999.
The community dragged the Nigerian Government to court for
the incident and was awarded N 37.6 billion by a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt.
In compliance with the judgement, the Federal Government
approached the community for talks and negotiated the figure down to N15

Consequently, the community constituted a committee to
handle the disbursement of the money to its people and appointed Daukiye as its

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