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Samson Siasia’s mother finally regains freedom from abductors

Valentine Chinyem



Ogere Betty, mother of former Super Eagles player and Coach, Samson Siasia, has been released by her abductors.

This was made known by the Bayelsa state police command on Sunday.

Recall that the 76-year old mother of the former skipper was on July 15 kidnapped at her Odoni residence in Sagbama, Bayelsa state.

This is also the second time she will be kidnapped, as she had been kidnapped in November 2015 but regained her freedom 13 days later.

Siasia had accused the Federal government and the Bayelsa State Government of not doing enough  to rescue his aged mother.

He also said the family paid N1.5 million naira to the kidnappers for his mother’s release.

“So, about three weeks ago we sent someone with 1.5 million which they agreed to accept. And when he got there, they said we are playing with them.

“They released my cousin’s mother-in-law. So, it was like a swap. So, the guy is there now. With this development, we don’t even trust them with whatever they are saying anymore,” he said.

Mrs. Ogere Betty was released after 10-weeks with her abductors.

See pictures below:

Mrs. Ogere Betty

Community members trooped out to welcome Mrs. Ogere Betty