Bayelsa State governor Hon. Seriake Dickson, has accused media practitioners of colluding with kidnappers to get ransom from families of abduction victims.
Hon. Dickson made this allegation at the weekend in Yenagoa in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Markson Daniel-Iworiso.
The statement reads: “Whether they are living in Yenagoa or Abuja; or whether they are traditional rulers or APC or PDP, we will go after them at the right time. And I want to use this opportunity to call on media outfits not to allow themselves to be used to propagate crime and criminality.”
“We are witnessing a trend in Bayelsa where people kidnap and the media will now be used to put pressure for ransom to be paid. No ransom payment in this state”,