Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Mr Japhtah Yekorogha has regained his freedom after he was abducted on Jan. 24.
The younger brother to the kidnapped cousin, Mr Azibaola Robert made this known on Monday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The statement signed by Media Aide to Robert, founder of Zeetin Engineering, Mr Austin Ekeinde, noted that the family appreciated the concern of well meaning members of the public.
Recall that Yekorogha was whisked away from his Yenagoa residence by unidentified gunmen to an unknown destination.
“We are glad to confirm that our brother, Mr Jephthah Robert Yekorogha, has finally regained his freedom and reunited with the family after a protracted ordeal in the hands of his kidnappers.
“He regained freedom in the early hours of today, Monday; no information on whether or not ransom was paid before he regained freedom.
“He is in good health, but will see his doctor for routine medical checkups.
“Once again, we appreciate all well-meaning Nigerians who by way of calls, text messages and visits stood by us throughout the ordeal,” he said.
Robert thanked the police and the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State and the State Director of Department of State Services (DSS) for their assistance.
He said after the incident was reported to the law-enforcement agencies they mounted pressure until he regained freedom.