An undergraduate, Eldred Jonah, has been arrested by the
Department of State Service (DSS) alongside five others for
the kidnap of Chief Nitabai Inengite, an uncle of President
Goodluck Jonathan .

According to the DSS, the 30-year-old suspect, a 400 levels
undergraduate at the University of Jos (UJ) .
He is said to be the leader of the gang that kidnapped Chief
Inengite on the 23rd of February, 2014 at Otuoke Community
in Ogbia Local government of Bayelsa State.
Other members of the gang included a herbalist and three
others.
Spokeswoman of the DSS, Marilyn Ogar, told newsmen on
Thursday that the suspects held Chief Inengite for 17 days
before releasing him without collecting a ransom.
“He was held captive at two different locations within Bayelsa
State; the creek of Brass, very close to the Atlantic Ocean and
Okigbene creeks,” she said.
Ogar revealed that the gang leader was given a N40,000 by
some unidentified persons for the procurement of arms and
logistics for the operation.
Jonah corroborated Ogar's information, adding that he was
contracted by a third party who is now at large with the
promise of being rewarded after the operation.
The herbalists who also admitted to being part of the kidnap
plot said four persons, including a member of the gang,
contacted him to prepare a charm for fortification and success
in the kidnap of a rich man that resides in Bayelsa.
In Ogar's words, the herbalist "played along with them to
save himself and family.”
 
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