Betinah Benson, mother of Secretary to Bayelsa State Government (SSG), Rt. Hon. Konbowei Friday Benson, who spent 31 days with kidnappers, has returned to freedom.
On Sunday afternoon, Madame Benson, who had been abducted from her residence at the old legislative quarters in Yenagoa on July 21, was released.
An unnamed family member confirmed the release of the 80-year-old woman but declined to say how much ransom was paid or where she was released.
The abducted madam Benson was welcomed home by loved ones and friends.
SP Asinim Butswat, the police spokesman in Bayelsa State, confirmed the release to Daily Trust over the phone, but promised to issue a statement later.