She is hale and hearty and has been reunited with her family. The Police have intensified efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects”
It would be recalled that three kidnappers took Ogere Siasia from the family home in Bayelsa SState in the oil-rich Niger Delta, where kidnappings for ransom are frequent.
Siasia, who is in Senegal with his squad for the Confederation of African Football Under-23 Championship, told the BBC he was happy his mother had been freed safely and reunited with her family.
“It’s been a crazy two weeks, but I would like to say thank you to the NFF and everyone involved in the safe return of my mother”
“We’ve already spoken and she’s happy to be home,” he told BBC Sport.
“It’s been a crazy two weeks, but I would like to say thank you to the NFF and everyone involved in the safe return of my mother.
“Now I can completely focus on the business here, doing well at this tournament would be a perfect way to thank Nigerians for their love.”
The kidnappers had initially demanded 150 million naira (US$750,000), but subsequently reduced their demand to 50 million naira (US$250,000), and 35 million naira (US$175,000) for the release of the 72-year-old. Although Mrs Siasia was released early on Saturday, it is not clear if a ransom was paid.