Kidnappers Release Samuel Kalu’s Mother

Kidnappers have released the mother of Bordeaux and Nigeria player, Samuel Kalu after nearly a week in their custody.

She was kidnapped in her caron February 27 on her way home in Abia State. According to various reports, the kidnappers demanded three million naira ($40,000, 35,000 euros) for her release.

Abia State Police spokesperson, Godfrey Ogbona said she was released on Monday, but didn’t say if any ramsome was paid.

“She was released around midnight (2300 GMT) of Monday and she has been reunited with her people,” he said.

“Circumstances surrounding her release has not been disclosed to me for now.

“But we are still investigating the incident in a bid towards ensuring that those who carried out the act are arrested and brought to book.”

Kalu, in an interview with Sporting Life publication said the kidnappers had upped their demand to 15 million, from the initial 3 million demanded before.

“We waited the whole night, we did not see her. The next morning they called again (saying) that they want more money, that the money was (being) given to another person,” he added.

“Now they are asking for the ransom of N15 million.”



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