He stated this while expressing gratitude to Governor Douye Diri, his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, and the security agencies for their swift intervention.
Otokito was released five days after his assailants suspected to be crude oil thieves kidnapped him from his residence in his community, Otuokpoti, in the Ogbia Local Government Area of the state, on January 20.
His abductors were angry that he moved against their nefarious plan to set up an illegal camp around the community’s bush.
Upon his rescue, he was brought to Diri at the Government House, Yenagoa, on Monday evening by the Commissioner of Police, Ben Okolo, and the State Director of Security Services (SSS), Mohammed Abdullahi.
He had injuries on his body with swollen black eyes and plasters on his back and right arm.
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of his kidnappers to the governor and other officials, the commissioner said he thought he would not come back home to see his children.
He said, “Your Excellency, I want to sincerely thank you and the deputy governor and the entire (rescue) team for intervening in my matter.