Abducted Father of Super Eagles' Captain, Mikel Obi Rescued By The Police


The Enugu State Police Command on Monday evening said it has rescued Pa Michael Obi, the father of Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, from kidnappers.
Spokesman of the Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed in a statement that Pa Obi and his driver, John Ishaya, were abducted along Makurdi-Enugu road on June 29. Mikel’s father, according to the police, was on his way from Jos, Plateau State, in a grey coloured Toyota Prado sports utility vehicle, with registration number MUS 604 CG, when he was kidnapped.
The kidnappers demanded N10m as ransom from Obi’s family, according to Amaraizu. However, at about 2:00 pm on Monday, operatives ‎of the Ninth Mile Division of the Enugu State Police Command rescued Obi and his driver in a forest in the Udi area of Enugu. Amaraizu said the rescue followed a gun battle between the police and the kidnappers, who escaped after being overpowered by the security agents.
In his reaction, Pa Michael Obi extolled the response and efforts of the police which led to their rescue. He thanked the Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, and his operatives insisting that he is happy with the operatives’ performance. I am alive and healthy. I thank the commissioner of police and the police operatives on their efforts which led to our rescue."



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