Siasia’s Mother Released After 12 Days In Kidnappers’ Den

Siasia’s Mother Released After 12 Days In Kidnappers’ Den

Coach Samson Siasia’s mother in the early hours of today, November 28, regained her freedom after spending close to two weeks in a kidnappers’ den.


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Madam Ogere Siasia, 72, was kidnapped from her house in Odoni village, Sagbama local government area of Bayelsa state, by armed men who stormed the family’s house in the early hours of November 16.

However, confirming her release, an excited family spokesman Dennis Siasia, told that the woman was released and has been moved to her village in Bayelsa state.

Siasia’s Mother Released After 12 Days In Kidnappers’ Den
Coach Samson Siasia

He said: “I sincerely thank the Nigeria Police and the DSS (Department of State Services) for their efforts in ensuring that Mama was finally released by her captors.

“My elder brother Samson Siasia was very happy to receive the news of Mama’s release and I think this will help a great deal in Samson’s concentration to the task ahead.”

Samson Siasia who is currently on national duty with the Nigeria U23 team, will be leading the team to the CAF U23 Championship in Senegal for a slot in the 2016 Olympic Games.

The Africa U-23 Cup of Nations will be played in Senegal from November 28 to December 12. Nigeria are drawn in the Group B of the U-23 Nations Cup along with Egypt, Mali and Algeria.

Butswat Asinim, the public relations officer of the Bayelsa state command of the Nigeria police also confirmed the release of the 72-year-old, Premium Times reports.

Asinim said: “Madam Beauty Siasia, who was abducted on the November, 16, was abandoned by her abductors along the East West Road, November, 28, due to hot pursuit by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Police Command.

“She is hale and hearty and has been reunited with her family. The Police has intensified efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects.”

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Coach Siasia had cried out that he wasn’t a rich man and there was no way he could have raised the initial N150 million naira asked for, which was later cut to N50 million then N32 million.

The abductors finally agreed to take whatever the Siasia family could offer, an amount which is said to be around N600,000. But there was, however, no confirmation if there was a deal between the family of the septuagenarian and her abductors.


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