The State Public Relation officer of Police, Enugu State has confirmed the release of the Father of Super eagles Captain Mikel Obi.
Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement that the Father of Mikel 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.
As stated by the police, Obi’s father 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.
The spokesman said around 2pm on Monday, operatives of the Ninth Mile Division of the command rescued Pa Obi and his driver in a forest in the Udi area of Enugu.
Amaraizu said, “The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, through its operatives rescued Pa Michael Obi and his driver, one Ishaya John, unhurt in Egede Udi forest on Monday, July 2, 2018, around 2.30pm along old Egede-Affa Road, Enugu.
As reported Eagles skipper paid a ransom of N10 million naira to obtain the release of his father, who is in his sixties.
The kidnappers were said to have demanded a N10 million ransom from the Obi family before he was released.
Fortunately, the elderly man was not hurt, but was made to walk for about five kilometres (three miles) barefoot in the heavy rain.