Thursday, October 24, 2013
Kidnappers release Oronto Douglas’s sister
Douglas-Ayam, the sister to the Special Adviser to the President on
Research, Documentation and Strategy, Oronto Douglas has been
Though it could not be immediately ascertained if any ransom was paid,
a statement issued by the family made Thursday night in Yenagoa said
she was set free unconditionally in the early hours of the day.
Mrs. Augusta Douglas-Ayam who was seized by armed men from her shop at
Ogbia in Ogbia local government area of the state, according to the
statement is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
The statement reads, "After nine traumatic days in the hands of
abductors, our beloved sister Augusta Douglas-Ayam was this morning
unconditionally released to the family.
"We thank God for his protection and intervention. We also thank all
Nigerians who through prayers and words of encouragement supported us
throughout this ordeal.
"Our sister is currently in a hospital receiving treatment.
"We will not be making any further statements on this issue and wish
to put it behind us."
Head of the family, Mr. Romeo Douglas, had last week begged her
captors to set Augusta free on humanitarian grounds due to her poor
He said, "We do hope and pray that those who have kidnapped her will
give her the best of treatment deserving of any human being and
envision also that they will have a rethink over the matter and
release her to reunite with us as a family."