Petroleum Minister, Alison-Madueke’s brother kidnapped

Minister Of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke

Barely five months after the younger sister of Nigeria’s petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was kidnapped in Port Harcourt, gunmen have abducted the minister’s brother.

Joseph Agama, who is Mrs. Alison-Madueke’s younger brother, was kidnapped in the early hours of Thursday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, police said.

The Bayelsa State police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the development, said that the command received news of the incident shortly after it occurred and had already moved to rescue him.

Mr. Butswat said the incident occurred at about 12.30 a.m. on Thursday at Yenaka community, a coastal settlement in Yenagoa Local Government Area.

Community sources told PREMIUM TIMES that the armed gunmen arrived in a speedboat at the community waterfront, less than a kilometre from Bayelsa Police Headquarters.
They later seized their victim and took him to an unknown destination, the source said.

The kidnappers had yet to establish contact with the family, the source added.
The minister’s sister, Osiyo Agama, was kidnapped in October 2014, and was later rescued by a combined team of Joint Task Force and Department of State Security Services.


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  • Wähala

    Deziani is a controversial Minister most Nigerians love to hate. After the kidnapping of her sister last year, one would expect her to put adequate security in and around her family members given all the money that is missing and suspected to be in her bras. This news says the chap was kidnapped at 12.30am and less than a kilometer from Bayelsa Police HQ… one cannot but wonder if this is not “self-kidnapping” like the son of Edwin Clark once arranged to obtain N500 million from Delta State Govt. There’s no way Joe Agama could have been bundled out of bed dead in the night without security personnel knowing about it. Methinks, the drunk is somewhere gulping ogogoro and waiting for Big Sister to cough cash… Never trust an Aborigine!

    • Interrogator

      BUT EVEN THIS EVIL IS NO REASON TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE ISSUE;
      THE SINGLE ISSUE OF THE MOMENT ON WHICH ALL ELSE DEPENDS:

      • Wähala

        Mumu Ignoramus…
        You’re living in the past, we’ve long crossed that bridge… wait for the courts.
        Meanwhile, start your sighting by telling us the title of $Dumbo’s fake PhD Thesis since no one can find it. Drunkard! Go to Hell, fcuking baastard!!

        • Ranti Akinniyi

          he’ll go to hell and fcuk your mother there!!

          • Denis_NG

            ……and while at it, maybe they can do threesome with your mother involved Ranti. What a foul mouth you got!!

          • amazing2012

            Anger a sign of poverty and prostration. !

    • amazing2012

      How can she put security to many members of her family ? The problem is that most of the members of her family are suffering from poverty also.
      Sometime is better non of your relation is exposed rich !!

      • Wähala

        We’re talking parents, brothers and sisters, not her entire extended family. Besides, $20bn is enough to secure the whole of Nigeria muchless a drunkard’s family in rural Aborigine enclave of Yenagoa… Abegi, Biko, Go-Sitdon!

        • amazing2012

          Well said ! She is a greedy thieve !!

    • hummm

      Its obvious that she doesnt take care of her family.

    • Guguru

      Wahala or Rotimi Lawanson,

      What about Ngozi Iweala, your girlfriend, whose mother was kidnapped? Why did the kidnappers not go after member of her family again?