Kidnappers Release Mikel Obi’s Father

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Report from Enugu State Police command has confirmed the release of Michael Obi, the father of the super Eagle Captain, Mikel Obi

The Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement that Pa Obi and his driver, John Ishaya, were abducted on Makurdi-Enugu Road on June 29. 

“Michael Obi, the father of the (Super) Eagles captain, has regained his freedom,” Amaraizu said.

The kidnappers were said to have demanded a N10 million ransom from the Obi family before he was released, which the Eagles captain paid a ransom of N10 million naira to obtain the release of his father, who is in his sixties.

According to the police, Michael Obi was on his way from Jos, Plateau State, in a  grey colour Toyota Prado Sports Utility Vehicle with number plate, MUS 604CG, when he was kidnapped.

Although the elderly man was not hurt, he was however forced to walk for about five kilometers (three miles) barefoot in the heavy rain.

The release comes one week after he was seized at gunpoint, even after he was previously kidnapped in Jos in 2011.



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